|Project by BobAnderton||posted 10-06-2013 10:02 PM||1237 views||10 times favorited||10 comments|
I’d made one of these type of step stools for my 2 year old out of maple last year in the style shown by Marc Spagnuolo, and it was 7 inches deep. That works fine for a kid that stands or sits quietly on it, but my little girl is a rowdy little monkey and she climbs on it, and it was too prone to tipping over being only 7 inches front to back. I made this one out of walnut and made it 11 inches deep and it’s much more stable. The walnut was some I’d milled with my chainsaw mill last year and dried so it’s fun to be able to say “I knew this when it was a tree.”
The top is 1.75” thick stock and the legs are 1.5” thick stock. It’s heavy, 16 lbs, since I was curious.
Finished with Watco danish oil, followed with 3 coats of wipe on poly for water resistance.
-- Bob Anderton - Austin, TX - Nova 3000 lathe, Alaskan Mark III mill, Husqavarna Saw