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Step Stool- Ana White

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Project by CoachSchroeder posted 02-06-2014 05:56 AM 963 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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A simple step stool for my nephew.
Ana White design.
Pine.
Spray paint and semi-gloss polyurethane.

-- -Sam, in Wisconsin





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Jofa

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#1 posted 02-06-2014 01:04 PM

That’s really nice. How did you get the design on the top? Looks incredibly smooth.

-- Thank you Lord for the passion and ability to make things from your creation.

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CoachSchroeder

78 posts in 356 days


#2 posted 02-06-2014 01:23 PM

Thanks Jofa.

I printed an “M” (the kids name is Max) using some font on microsoft word onto cardstock which is a bit thicker than regular printer paper. I used that as a stencil by cutting it out and applying spray glue to the back of the cardstock, letting it dry a bit and then pressing it down. 1 pass with the spray can and then 3 coats of semi-gloss spray polyurethane with sanding between.

I’m going to need to make another (my own son won’t leave it alone) and when I do I will use a higher quality pine for the sides or I will use a primer coat. You can see where the paint adhered differently to a few of the knots in the wood and left dull spots in the paint finish.

-- -Sam, in Wisconsin

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Cruiszr

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#3 posted 02-06-2014 01:59 PM

Looks nice, would also make a great stepping stool for the kitchen if your cabinets are like mine.

-- George R. Forest, Virginia

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Fishinbo

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#4 posted 02-11-2014 02:41 PM

Pretty step stool, very nice combo of painted legs with natural pine. The stenciled font is a cool accent. Great job!

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helluvawreck

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#5 posted 02-11-2014 03:39 PM

This is a nice clean project, Sam, and very colorful.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- 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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CoachSchroeder

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#6 posted 02-11-2014 08:42 PM

Thanks Fishinbo and Helluvawreck.

Turns out they are a hit with my sister and my little boy so there will be at least 2 more.

-- -Sam, in Wisconsin

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