|Project by cassiet717||posted 01-13-2014 06:28 PM||972 views||5 times favorited||4 comments|
I’ve got a few projects under my belt now, and even though I’ve made several things that are much bigger and seem like they would be more difficult, these little suckers were by far the most taxing and frustrating (though very rewarding!) project to date.
I fell in love with this step stool from Ana White’s book, The Handmade Home, and wanted to make one for my son for Christmas (I used the plans in the book, but they are available on her website). I saw it was just as easy to make two out of the lumber I would need for one, so I also made one for my God-daughter.
I’m new to the finer details of woodworking (i.e. scroll-saws, jig-saws, etc.), so the decorative cuts were very difficult for me. In fact, after I finished the girly one, I decided to make more simple and “manly” cuts on my son’s (at least that’s I told myself…). I admit I also had a tough time beveling the edges, so any tips for beveling would be appreciated!
Anyway, I’m very pleased with the results. It’s very sturdy (I use it all the time), and was easy to customize to fit our decor. The only thing I might have done differently would be to cut out handles, because my son carries it around everywhere! *The pictures of the green stool were taken before I stained the steps.