Dressing Room or Library Steps

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Project by George Coles posted 10-28-2013 09:26 AM 2406 views 20 times favorited 26 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This set of steps is made from recycled Ipil and salvaged Narra. It is 1400 mm high. The extra is for the climber to hold onto. I have found that this extra extension is very important for the persons sense of stability when climbing onto the top step. All joins are dovetails and or locking mortises. There are no screws or nails used. The finish is my own finishing oil and two coats of beeswax. Thank you for taking the time to look.

-- George Coles, Antipolo, Philippines

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#1 posted 10-28-2013 10:23 AM

Really nice work. Love the look.

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

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#2 posted 10-28-2013 11:36 AM

Beautiful style and woods.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#3 posted 10-28-2013 01:03 PM

that has a beautiful simplicity to the lines and curves. I really like the extensions on top, almost like a tree branch extending. Nice job

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#4 posted 10-28-2013 01:07 PM

Hi George, great looking ladder. I like the organic sculpted shape and the long top and handles does look like a great idea.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#5 posted 10-28-2013 01:31 PM

You made a ladder look like a piece of art. Very nice!

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#6 posted 10-28-2013 01:59 PM

George – Beautiful job on the joinery, wood choice, and shaping. Very pleasing to the eye.

-- Rod - Oregon

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#7 posted 10-28-2013 02:40 PM

Beautiful and functional. The extensions are great George. Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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#8 posted 10-28-2013 02:42 PM

This is a real nice piece. Congratulations.

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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#9 posted 10-28-2013 03:43 PM

Inspiring craftsmanship and style – perhaps artistry is a better word.

-- Chuck near Nashville - “All you are unable to give possesses you” (Andre Gide)

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#10 posted 10-28-2013 04:12 PM

Beautiful joinery and sculpting. Love it.

-- Brian Timmons -

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#11 posted 10-28-2013 05:10 PM

The shaping and other details in this are amazing. It looks really sturdy and beautiful. How did you cut the sliding dovetails?

-- Allen, Colorado

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#12 posted 10-28-2013 05:11 PM

Very nice!! Love the woods and design, great work… Thanks for sharing…

-- Dan

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#13 posted 10-28-2013 06:22 PM

WOW! Sliding dovetails. I have not gotten one to work yet. Very impressive.

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#14 posted 10-28-2013 06:46 PM

nice work. Love the look.

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#15 posted 10-28-2013 09:06 PM

Nice! How exactly is it supposed to be used?

-- "Do or Do not. There is no try." - Yoda

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