Child display stand

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Project by Takara posted 04-27-2013 06:04 AM 1838 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

You may think this is an ordinary step stool but what you don’t realize is that as soon as the camera comes out to take pictures to post on Lumberjocks it INSTANTLY transforms into a child display stand. Children can pose and stand on display on this step stool in ALL SORTS of different manners. I just wish I could include pictures of all the uses for this versatile stool.

I made this step stool for a friend who has a very narrow bathroom and was having trouble opening the door to the bathroom while her children were at the sink. I made it slightly narrower to accommodate the swinging door. I had a GREAT time learning how to drill the holes with a pocket hole jig. The was a great little afternoon project and really fun for my two kids as well.

-- Danielle -

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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 04-27-2013 06:58 AM

Stool looks good. I like the different colored plugs you used. They really work as accents.

Your helpers are awesome. You’re doing yourself and them a huge favor involving them in your projects.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 04-27-2013 08:33 AM

I too, like the pocket hole effect w/ plugs. I like to see how our Ljs meet the needs of children.

-- so much wood, so little time. Bradford. Wood-a-holics unanimous president

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#3 posted 04-27-2013 08:34 AM

Great idea.

I prefer to put on at least three or more coats of mud, red strawberry Jello, peanut butter, Kool-aid, or my personal fav… chocolate – marshmallow sticky stuff on my kids before placing them onto the stand for display. But that’s just me. Then I hand them back to their parents to take home. (I told them repeatedly when THEY were young and unruly that being a grandparent would be MY revenge….)

I may grow old, but I refuse to ever grow up.


-- I'm not old. Just "well seasoned".

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#4 posted 04-27-2013 10:21 AM

Looks great.

-- Todd

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#5 posted 04-27-2013 01:39 PM

Great job, looks great and very useful…

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#6 posted 04-27-2013 01:42 PM

Takara, that is a wonderful little bench and has a lot of character. The little one looks like he really loves it. Nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#7 posted 04-28-2013 02:05 AM

Great stool-the pictures sure made me smile!

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#8 posted 04-30-2013 03:27 PM

Great bonding time with the kids and a great looking bench too. Like the design especially with contrasting plugs.

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#9 posted 05-25-2013 06:15 AM

Beautiful stool sample , Takara : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#10 posted 08-23-2013 12:25 PM

Nice bench. That is cool that you put the pocket holes on the outside and plugged them with contrasting plugs!!.........................Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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