Child's Step Stool

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Project by nralien posted 08-08-2016 08:28 PM 1025 views 2 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made a step stool for my friend and his granddaughter. The wood was from a barn he tore down on his property. My best guess is Bass wood. It’s got to be something native to Wisconsin from about a hundred years ago. It was hard. I don’t know if part of the hardness was due to the aging. The step stool is about 11 inches wide with the first step just under 5 inches and the top of the second 10 inches. 12 inches from front to back. Lots of character to the wood from insect tracks. Should get her up to the counter level as she’s just about 2 years old.

-- nralien, Wausau, WI

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#1 posted 08-08-2016 09:47 PM

This is a nice practical project.

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#2 posted 08-08-2016 11:00 PM

Wow! I didn’t notice the joinery in the first pic. You definitely put heart into that step stool. :) Very neat stool and gotta love that it has some history because of where it came from. Thanks for sharing!

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