Simple Pine and Walnut Foot Stool

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Project by tpmwoodworker posted 12-06-2015 08:48 PM 1437 views 2 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a simple pine and walnut foot stool I built for my sons and my wife. It’s pine, with the exception of small lips of walnut on the leading edge of the stairs and then a walnut support in the back. I was inspired by this project by @jon and then I customized it for myself. I particularly like @jon’s ay of arranging the cuts for the lamination of the side supports. Very clever and really improved the result. That’s the main thing I took from his approach. And I’m glad I did.

It’s sealed and finished with two light coats of shellac.

I’m still working on my dovetail joinery. I’ve gotten a lot better at it. But the better you get, the more you seem to become aware of the distance to really peerless joints. No gaps, all surfaces mating just right. Anyway, I should have taken a bit more time with the joints, getting the surfaces perfectly flat. But I’m pretty happy with the result.

Thanks for reading.

-- Newcomer to Woodworking, Looking to Learn More

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#1 posted 12-06-2015 10:58 PM

good job! I’m a novice myself, and figure if the project serves its purpose, its a win!

-- full time electrician, part time wood butcher

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#2 posted 04-01-2017 10:35 AM

This is a beautiful step stool and so nicely done. You did a real nice job on the praportions and joinery.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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