Vanity Step Stool

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Project by nonickswood posted 02-01-2014 01:06 PM 1825 views 10 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just recently finished this Vanity Step Stool for some good friends, they have two small children.
This (lightweight) stool has different sized steps depending on which way you turn it.
Set it down one way you have steps of 6 ½” & 12 ½” Set it down the other way you have steps of 9 ½” & 14 ¼” -it was also made narrow enough to fit inside the bathroom vanity cabinet so it can be stored out of the way when not in use.
Hopefully this will work well for growing & different sized children.

Cherry, Oak, & and a few Black Walnut strips 5/16” x 3/4” x 12” -cut a shallow rabbit in each end to receive the 3/4” plywood. Also ran the the two outside long edges of strips through a round-over bit & sanded before glue-up.

Finished with Wipe on Poly.

Thanks for taking a look!

-- Nick, Virginia,

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#1 posted 02-01-2014 01:28 PM

Very nice looking Nick. Great idea you have there with the versatility of two step sizes. Also nice it fits in the cabinet. Well done.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#2 posted 02-01-2014 01:35 PM

Really nice. Added sophistication to a step stool.

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

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#3 posted 02-01-2014 02:32 PM

Nick, it looks like something you would see in an fancy spa. Nice design.

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

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#4 posted 02-01-2014 06:38 PM

I like that…...................

-- mike...............

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#5 posted 02-01-2014 07:22 PM

Very nice, I like it.

-- For every expert, there is an equal and opposite expert.

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#6 posted 02-01-2014 09:17 PM

looks very cool, I like how it is different from the usual, great work

-- steve, simple and effective

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#7 posted 02-02-2014 08:08 AM

It’s beautiful with those various colours wooden strips.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#8 posted 02-03-2014 01:17 AM

Well done, really like the choice of woods

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#9 posted 02-03-2014 04:21 AM

A nice piece. Well done.

-- dnick, North Hollywood, Ca.

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#10 posted 02-03-2014 10:58 PM

Thank you All for taking a look.

-- Nick, Virginia,

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#11 posted 02-05-2014 03:31 PM

That’s one unique and pretty step stool. Cool design and attractive color combo of the wood strips. Great job!

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