Step stool for my daughter.

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Project by John Smith posted 138 days ago 773 views 5 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have been lurking on Lumberjocks for a while now, I finally have a project to post. This is a colonial step stool I built for my 19 month old daughter. I got the plans out of a book my sister gave me years ago. The book itself is kind of crummy, but this step stool caught my eye. This is my first real project since high school shop class. I have always wanted my own shop and I finally pulled the trigger and put it all together. The shop (my detached two car garage) is not nearly done, but I’m young, cheap, and have a young daughter. The step stool is built out of quarter-sawn white oak with a walnut stretcher and keys. It is finished with danish-oil. Thanks for looking.

-- I measured once, cut twice, and its still too short...

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#1 posted 138 days ago


Great combination of woods.

-- Jim Maher, Illinois

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#2 posted 138 days ago

I like it .a cool design and good build. Who could resist making things for a cutie like that.

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#3 posted 138 days ago

Nice, pretty work. I was refering to your daughter. Congratulations on the little doll.

Oh, the bench is a cool design and nice work too. I’m sure she’ll love it for years. There’s something about making things for the kids that seems more special.

-- Life is what happens to you while you are planning better things -Mark Twain

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Monte Pittman

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#4 posted 138 days ago

Great to see your first post. Good project. Hopefully you can make many more.

-- 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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#5 posted 138 days ago

Good job on the stool, The workbench in the background is noteworthy, did you build that too?

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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#6 posted 137 days ago

Very Nice Project. Well Executed. Thanks For Sharing.


-- COMMON SENSE Is Like Deodorant. The People Who need It Most, Never Use It.

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#7 posted 137 days ago

Thanks for the kind words. I did build the workbench. Its not done yet, but the top is an old bowling alley lane, and the base is inspired by the New Fangled Workbench. I’m saving up for a couple of real vises, but I loved the planing beam idea on the front of the bench. I intend to install a real front vise, and a full width tail vise, and drill dog holes through out the top. I am concerned about the nails in the lane, but I’ll figure something out. I’ll post a picture when its further along.

-- I measured once, cut twice, and its still too short...

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#8 posted 137 days ago

Great looking stepstool! You do nice work—the stool, and the rugrat!

-- Dean

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#9 posted 134 days ago

Well done! Like the deign.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#10 posted 132 days ago

Pretty and well made step stool. Like the style and those joints are awesome. Impressive work!

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