Vanity Step Stool

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Project by nonickswood posted 76 days ago 759 views 7 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 76 days ago

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-- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams

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#2 posted 76 days ago

Really nice. Added sophistication to a step stool.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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#3 posted 76 days ago

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 76 days ago

I like that…...................

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

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#5 posted 75 days ago

Very nice, I like it.

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#6 posted 75 days ago

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

-- steve, simple and effective woodworking---

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#7 posted 75 days ago

It’s beautiful with those various colours wooden strips.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#8 posted 74 days ago

Well done, really like the choice of woods

-- Norman

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#9 posted 74 days ago

A nice piece. Well done.

-- dnick, North Hollywood, Ca.

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#10 posted 73 days ago

Thank you All for taking a look.

-- Nick, Virginia,

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#11 posted 72 days ago

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

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