Mini Step Stool

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Project by Loucarb posted 03-24-2009 02:19 AM 2298 views 5 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Simple little mini step stool I made for my mother so she could reach the cabinets. She didn’t want it to high and she wanted to be able to store it in a corner in the kitchen. Its Cherry & purple heart finished with boiled linseed oil.

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#1 posted 03-24-2009 02:28 AM

Nice looking stool. I just built one for the shop and I don’t feel bad when I use it. Yours, I would be saying, “No, no, don’t step on it, you’ll scuff it up, lol. It really is beautiful.

-- dragondncr

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#2 posted 03-24-2009 02:32 AM

Very nice. Great color contrast and I’m sure that your mother is quite pleased.

-- Gary D.

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#3 posted 03-24-2009 02:35 AM

Nice looking stool. I have to agree with Dragon,”Don’t step on it or you’ll scuff it up”......................LOL

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#4 posted 03-24-2009 03:34 AM

Only the best for Mom. Very nice stool

-- If at first you don't succeed...Don't try skydiving

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#5 posted 03-24-2009 04:29 AM

I do like the look of the two woods together. I have a question about the stretcher being cherry, it changes to a purple heart tennon, pinned with cherry. Could you explain why the change and how it was done?

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#6 posted 03-24-2009 05:15 AM

This is really different. Great work!
Favorited – I saved the pic for future project.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#7 posted 03-24-2009 06:02 AM

You made that simple object very special. I’m sure it will be to your mom. Great thought and job on that.

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#8 posted 03-24-2009 07:16 AM

Great idea! Love the design. My wife needs one of those. Looks like I got another project to do. HaHa

Great Job. Keep up the good work.

-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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Dave Haynes

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#9 posted 03-24-2009 12:46 PM

Any chance you have a dimensional drawing on this great looking little stool? I too, would like to make one of these.

-- Dave Haynes, Indiana,

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Dennis Zongker

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#10 posted 03-24-2009 02:52 PM

Cute little step stool! Great job!

-- Dennis Zongker

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#11 posted 03-24-2009 03:38 PM

Very nice! The contrast between the two woods is great.

-- John, co-owner Sawdust 'n Stitches

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woodshaver Tony C

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#12 posted 03-24-2009 06:55 PM

What a great looking stool! Your stool says look but don’t touch.. It’s that nice !

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#13 posted 03-24-2009 08:55 PM

Nice looking stool! The woods look good together.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#14 posted 03-25-2009 01:53 AM

Thank you all for all the kind words.

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#15 posted 03-25-2009 02:31 AM

Lou, that’s great… love the choice of half-lapped joints for the border, and the contrast between the woods is really nice.

I have been meaning to make a stool for my boys to help reach the bathroom sink… I think I’ve been inspired!

-- Ryno

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