Shaker style step stool

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Project by redtail posted 04-21-2016 04:05 AM 2342 views 5 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Shaker style step stool with hand cut dovetails.

Made from cherry.

Finished with heated BLO adding bees wax to each coat.

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#1 posted 04-21-2016 05:11 AM

Very nicely done and the dovetails look superb. Excellent work.

-- Bruce Free Plans & Calculators

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Kaleb the Swede

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#2 posted 04-21-2016 11:43 AM

Excellent dovetails. That is one professional looking piece

-- Just trying to build something beautiful

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#3 posted 04-21-2016 01:19 PM

Very nicely built. Big thumbs up!

-- Ed

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#4 posted 04-21-2016 01:35 PM

Great job. Love it!

-- Paul Mayer,

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#5 posted 04-21-2016 02:02 PM

Looks like really nice work,but I can’t help but wonder how high the top step is,it looks like the top step would be too high,making it impossible to step up on.


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#6 posted 04-21-2016 02:15 PM

The top step is high but this design is taken directly from a stool built by the Shakers.

See page 86 of Making Authentic Shaker Furniture: With Measured Drawings of Museum Classics by John Shea

It is meant to be used with the back of the stool positioned against a wall or cabinet. It can also be hung on two shaker pegs to get it off the floor.

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#7 posted 04-21-2016 02:29 PM

This step stool is nicely done and you really did a fine job on it.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#8 posted 04-21-2016 09:09 PM

I guess those shakers were high steppers in spite of their reputation, Ha Ha .It looks great ,very nice work.


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woodshaver Tony C

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#9 posted 04-21-2016 11:47 PM

Sweet! Looks fantastic! Love Shaker and it’s simplicity!

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

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