Shaker Step Stool

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Project by Joe posted 08-04-2014 03:01 AM 3008 views 2 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

My wife and I are just a few inches too short to reach the clothes line. Found some simple plans online for this shaker step stool and made a few adjustments so the step is 6” tall as opposed to 9. The original plan is free and can be found here: http://

I started with a piece of barn board and ran it through the planer to smooth it out. I carefully planned my cuts to remove all but one knot. The plan calls for pocket holes, but you can easily build this if you don’t have a way to make them. Nothing too fancy but I impressed myself with how it ended up looking. May have to crank out a couple of these when my daughter needs to reach the sink.

Will stain it with a solid outdoor stain to protect it from the weather.

Thanks for looking!

-- It's better to have a tool and not need it than to need a tool and not have it.

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#1 posted 08-04-2014 12:37 PM

Nice work. I thought I had seen all the Shaker designs, this one is new to me. It isn’t very far away from being a very nice chair as well.

-- Mama calls me Texcaster but my real name is Mr. Earl.

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