6 month step stool

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Project by JasonK posted 03-01-2010 06:45 PM 3179 views 13 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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not too long after jonah’s first bath, i realized that kneeling at the edge of the tub was not going to be the most effective way for me to stay close by while he was playing in the tub. so, i designed this little step stool to serve two functions. first, erin and i can use it to sit beside the tub while jonah plays and splashes around. then, once he gets a little bigger, jonah can use it as a step to get up to his sink.

now, if you do the math, from jonah’s first tub bath until now… 6 months. i’m pretty sure that that might just be a woodworking record. that’s 3 months per step. God help me if i ever decide to build a ladder!

i’d like to send a huge shout out to my buddy adam king for his help perfecting the finish for this piece. adam is a studio furniture craftsman based in souther illinois. if you’re in the market for a unique piece of furniture, adam is your man!

the woods are maple and walnut and the finish is a custom oil/varnish blend.

i’m hoping to have some professional photos taken of a few of my pieces to get a bit of a portfolio started. i’ll update them as soon as i can.

-- Measure once; Cut Twice, Three Times, Four Times...

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#1 posted 03-01-2010 07:09 PM

i like it a lot…

-- Paul , Calfornia

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#2 posted 03-01-2010 07:15 PM

very nice step stool…

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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#3 posted 03-01-2010 07:16 PM

Very nice! I have been wanting to build something similar for my workshop for a while now. I have been using a 5 gallon bucket to reach things.

Great job!!

-- Dennis,!/MpleGrvWoodwrks

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#4 posted 03-01-2010 07:18 PM

You took your time and got it right! I predict it will find many uses for many years.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#5 posted 03-01-2010 08:49 PM

Cool, I like it but I am not so sure about those little red feet. They don’t match the finish. LOL

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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#6 posted 03-01-2010 08:57 PM

Love the contrasting wood choices!!

I made a walking toy for my little girl to help her learn to walk but then I took so long working on it, she was walking for 2 months already when l I finished it :).

-- helen

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#7 posted 03-02-2010 02:46 AM

Great Lookin Stool

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#8 posted 03-07-2010 09:00 AM

Very nice contrasting woods.

-- Bud -

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#9 posted 07-20-2010 04:24 AM

Nice looking step stool Jason, It was well worth the wait,it turned out great ! I am In the process of putting a stool together for My Grandson to hop up into his new bed. I like the contours and thru tenons You used in Your design and I am looking to do something along the same lines. Thanks for the post and as always stay safe !

-- Rob,Gaithersburg,MD,One mans trash is another mans wood shop treasure ! ;-)

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#10 posted 12-11-2010 05:27 AM

nice looking stool; you can’t go wrong with maple and walnut!

-- Sometimes the creative process requires foul language. -- Charles Neil

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#11 posted 04-08-2011 01:26 PM

now that is saweeeet I like how the contrasting woods show through each other.

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://[email protected]

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#12 posted 05-11-2011 05:02 AM

Very cool. I like he retro-esque curves. It reminds me of that 1950’s lets make everthing lookt like an airplane style.

-- Lotidus

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