|Project by kenn||posted 12-09-2013 06:50 PM||1524 views||8 times favorited||15 comments|
Three days before she was scheduled to watch our grandson, my height challenged (that means short for those of you not familiar with the latest Political Correct lingo) wife informed me that reaching in the crib to lay down the king bruised her ribs. She would need a stool.
I committed to making it because the acronym SWMBO applies at my house just like yours. The request was for a 13” x 18” top and a 9” step. Since the request came in late, I didn’t want to wait for a panel glue up to get the width. It was either this piece of tiger maple in a 5’ length or a piece of mahogany that I have stashed away that is 10’ long. It sounds silly, but the tiger maple was my least wasteful option for a quick stool.
Simple lines, dovetailed joints, BLO followed by a wax finish, slight curve on the sides to make legs. I knocked it together in two days and an evening and made the deadline. Mostly done with hand tools although I did use my air sander at the end. I did clean it up and put the finish on the next week so it took ten days total…but she was standing on it when the king got laid down for his nap.
I requested that she keep it as her stool since if stays at his majesty’s house, I think it might transition into a toothbrushing and potty stool and I can’t bear the thought of that nice tiger maple being in the splatter zone. Gram agreed and doesn’t mind transporting the stool but my daughter is thinking hard on how to claim it.
It finished up being 12 1/2” x 18 1/8”, 9” high. I’m pleased with it, hope you like the story behind the project since that is what this quick stool means to me.
-- Every cloud has a silver lining