Rustic Modern Painted Step Stools / Crib Helpers

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Project by CClark86 posted 01-09-2017 09:52 PM 2062 views 2 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I call them Rustic because I paint them that way, I call them modern because I think they just have that look to them.

The story with how these stools started is that I wanted to play with the Festool Domino when I had a chance to use it from my Dad’s woodshop. I ended up making a stool of this design from a beautiful piece of ambrosia maple for my wife to use with the crib I built for our son. I loved the design and how the stool came out with its very clean lines and no visible joints. My wife loved having a sturdy wide stool that she could reach into and out of our crib with.

I quickly got a couple requests from family and made a few more but this time I painted them in a rustic 2-tone milk paint that I had been meaning to experiment with. They again were big hits so I started making them for my Etsy shop in different color combinations with milk paints. I apply polyurethane at the end for additional protection.

With the extra stools I have laying around the house my son ends up using them as benches and toy ramps for his cars and trucks.

Fun projects, goal is to sell enough of them that I can afford a Domino for myself



-- Hobbyist Homebrewer, Woodworker, Glider Pilot. But only ever two at the same time.

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#1 posted 01-10-2017 04:21 PM

Nice idea, They look fabulous.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#2 posted 01-14-2017 11:38 AM

Those are great looking stools. What kind of joinery did you use?

-- Jeff

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