First woodworking project, stepping stool

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First woodworking project, from a woodworking book I got from the library. Made it so my daughter can see what we’re doing up on the kitchen counters without asking us to pick her up. Learned a lot and it turned out better than I thought. Gave me the confidence to want to learn more and do more projects.

Birch plywood and red oak steps. Ended up just using glued on edging since this was my first project, actually turned out well. I don’t think it’ll peel off and it looks fairly convincing. I’m glad I counterbored the screws and used plugs as it turned out nice, rather than having the screw holes still there.

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#1 posted 07-01-2013 09:21 AM

nice one !

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions

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Monte Pittman

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#2 posted 07-01-2013 09:57 AM

Well done.

Welcome to LumberJocks

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

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#3 posted 07-01-2013 11:06 AM

Very good looking stepper. You are right, the plugs definitely add to the look. Don’t worry about the edge banding. As long as the glue spread was sufficient, it’s not going anywhere. Welcome to the world of woodwork, you’re gonna love it

-- "Necessity is the mother of invention"

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#4 posted 07-01-2013 11:45 AM

Well done..nice neat looking project…now don’t stop there, keep building and make more wood things…:)

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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#5 posted 07-01-2013 04:21 PM

Nice step stool… Thanks for sharing and welcome to LJs…

-- Dan

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#6 posted 07-03-2013 04:27 PM

Good looking and well made stool! Like the design and the plugs. It will get plenty of use. Great job!

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Mark Shymanski

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#7 posted 07-29-2013 04:43 PM

A great reason to build such a stool. It looks really good.

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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