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Dual purpose Childs Step Stool-Seat

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Project by Rockbuster posted 03-20-2013 08:58 PM 1288 views 12 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Over the years, I have made over two dozen of these, and gave them to grandchildren, and friends of the family. When in step stool mode, they are handy in assisting little tykes up to the sink to brush teeth and such, and in the stool phase, lets the little ones pull up a chair and watch their favorite TV programs. This particular one is made from solid cherry with maple dowel rods for the supporting bracing, and chair stop, along with maple plugs covering the screw holes. The first step is about 2&5/8” from the floor, by 14 ” long and the seat is 5”high X 12” wide.

-- Rockbuster,Ft. Wayne,In It is far better to remain silent, and appear the fool, than it is to open ones mouth, and remove all doubt.





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woodshaver

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#1 posted 03-20-2013 10:01 PM

Great job on this little stool Don. I love Cherry and the Maple plugs these two wood types go together well.
Thanks for sharing! :)

-- Tony C St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#2 posted 03-21-2013 12:39 AM

Cool design very nice work.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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sanko

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#3 posted 03-21-2013 01:33 AM

Good job, keep’em comming!

-- Hunter

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#4 posted 03-21-2013 04:43 PM

Wow! That brings back memories, we had one of those when I was a kid. Though not nearly as nice looking! Very nicely done

-- "Necessity is the mother of invention"

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#5 posted 03-22-2013 02:06 PM

Very nice, I like the idea of dual purpose. Cherry and maple are always a nice combo. Will have to do one of these for our great granddaughter, she’s about to turn 2.

-- Dee2, OH Aromatherapy....fresh cut wood!!

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#6 posted 03-22-2013 09:00 PM

Wow! That’s a super kid’s stool and chair. Great idea and great build. Impressive work!

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Rockbuster

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#7 posted 03-22-2013 09:55 PM

Thanks everyone for all of your nice comments

-- Rockbuster,Ft. Wayne,In It is far better to remain silent, and appear the fool, than it is to open ones mouth, and remove all doubt.

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#8 posted 03-24-2013 11:51 AM

Rockbuster,
Sorry this is so late, I should have done this the other day but there was a reason.
I love the idea and design, and as the others have said, what a great combination of timbers.
Thanks for showing.

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better.

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