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Project by Bob A in NJ posted 07-05-2013 12:08 PM 1088 views 7 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Have made these nice “One-step stools” before and needed a few more for some gifts. Made two with oak and one with walnut.

Great to keep in the kitchen so my wife and daughter can get to the top shelves of the cabinets. Also handy for little kids, one of the ladies at my office said it would be a perfect “time out” chair for her son.

We’ve made about 40 of these over the years and these have always been a “easy to build project” that our family and friends really enjoy.

Joints are made with sliding dovetails.

Bob July 5, 2013

Here are the dimensions:
All 3/4” stock
Back 8” x 30”
Step 8” x 12”
Front Leg 8” x 8”
Support pieces (2) 2” x 9 3/4”

-- Bob A in NJ





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Vip3r74

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#1 posted 07-05-2013 12:18 PM

Very nice looking chairs, could work for dining table as well if height is adjusted. Wouldn’t mind 8 of them.

-- Create, create, create create. It makes my blood flow. And what better material to use than wood, you can repeat the same object 1000 times and none will look the same in natural form.

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#2 posted 07-05-2013 12:21 PM

Very cool. Added to fav’s

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Ken90712

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#3 posted 07-05-2013 01:13 PM

Nice job, Great help with getting to those hard to reach places.

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

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Hacksaw007

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#4 posted 07-05-2013 01:16 PM

Great job again Bob!

-- For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16

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Karson

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#5 posted 07-05-2013 01:31 PM

Bob some great looking additions.

Nice job.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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amagineer

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#6 posted 07-05-2013 01:42 PM

nice chair design. How do you assemble the pieces together (glue, dowel)?
-don

-- Flaws are only in the eye of the artisan!

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lew

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#7 posted 07-05-2013 02:12 PM

Neat!

Hmm, a time out chair with a halo. The little guy must be a real “angel”!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#8 posted 07-05-2013 02:55 PM

Unique design well done.

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Woodbridge

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#9 posted 07-05-2013 06:14 PM

great stools. I’m sure they would be very handy for those of us that are vertically challenged.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#10 posted 07-05-2013 10:18 PM

As the title says…cool stools…a very cool idea…great job.

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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GarageWoodworks

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#11 posted 07-06-2013 03:31 AM

Nice job. I like the sapwood running down the center of the walnut version. Well done.

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#12 posted 07-07-2013 12:24 PM

Nice project, Bob!

Lee

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helluvawreck

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#13 posted 07-07-2013 02:56 PM

These are nice and look like a fun project.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- 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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#14 posted 07-08-2013 04:55 PM

Like them, lovely and handy stools. Great design, very practical. Well done!

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#15 posted 07-08-2013 11:11 PM

Those are pretty cool!!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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