|Project by Scooter McClain||posted 02-20-2013 09:42 AM||1517 views||3 times favorited||4 comments|
I built this stool to help aid my daughter in reaching the potty for potty training. It is made of 3/4” of Southern Yellow Pine that I bought from the cut bin at Home Depot. My daughter loves ducks, so to me this had to be a duck. I traced the bottom of a bucket for the head shape. I pretty much free handed the rest. All rounded cuts were made with a handheld jig saw, and all straight cuts were made with my table saw. All edges were rounded over with my router and sanded smooth with a palm sander. The design was loosely based off the National Seaplane Associations logo, but just in idea only. The eyes are wood disks that I bought at a local craft store, finished with flat black enamel paint. Knowing that this was going to be in the bathroom, I sealed the wood as best I could with a wood sealer and painted all the surfaces. The duck bill was very difficult to prep and paint, and while you cannot see it in the pictures, some crackling of the paint occurred. It is a neon orange spray painted bill. The rest is a Krylon sunflower yellow.
This gets a lot of use now, post potty training, to help my daughter reach the sink to wash her hands and brush her teeth.
-- I make sawdust. I think thats a fair assessment of my finished products!