Step stool

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Project by Trey Johnston posted 01-18-2018 08:48 PM 850 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this step stool in woods class in school. I made it out of poplar wood and finished it with tung oil.

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#1 posted 01-18-2018 11:45 PM

This stool is a nice, very serviceable, project, Trey, and it’s nicely made too. I’m sure it will get a lot of use over the years. It’s larger than the “foot-stool” I made sixty-two years ago as an early woodworking project in junior high-school shop class, which probably wasn’t nearly as useful as yours will be. If you want to challenge yourself more, and extend your skills now, you might like to try using joinery techniques, such as mortise-and-tenon, or even finger, dove-tail, or dado joints for adding much more strength to the connections between the legs and sides. Pocket-screws are faster, easier, and more convenient for sure, but most traditional wood-workers would opt for stronger joinery, I suppose. I’m not opposed to using pocket-screws myself, although some people are, but I think for your project they are better for holding the top down, because you never know how fat and heavy the guy will be who stands on your step-stool over the next sixty-two years. Nice work, Trey!

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#2 posted 01-19-2018 02:15 AM

Good stool Trey, but could use little more tung oil!!

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#3 posted 01-19-2018 03:48 PM

Trey, you did a nice job on this step stool. Congratulations and welcome to Lumberjocks.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#4 posted 01-29-2018 03:37 PM

Heck of a nice wood you got there!

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