Simple step stool

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Project by OG51 posted 05-01-2018 01:01 AM 893 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Simple step stool with cnc carved rose.

A friend from work wanted a step stool for his 3 year old to be able to brush her teeth at the sink. So he asked me to help with building it. His child likes roses so did a quick pattern and here you go. He loved the piece and hopefully learned at least a little bit of woodworking. Nothing fancy but a fun little build.

I really enjoy being able to envision and design a cnc pattern and within an hour be carving a custom pattern on a wood piece.

Piece is black walnut with three coats of tung oil for the finish.

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#1 posted 05-01-2018 02:56 AM

Simple but beautiful!! I want to make something like this for my daughter. Do you have a plan or dimensions you used that you would be willing to share?

-- Matt R

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#2 posted 05-01-2018 09:00 PM

Matt, I eye balled it. No plans. The dimension are 16”x16” by 14” tall. Give me a day or two and I’ll draw up some plans after the fact. It was very simple construction. Pocket screws and butt joints. It was my friend’s first wood working project and he wanted to keep it simple.

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#3 posted 05-02-2018 03:08 AM

Don’t go out of your way for plans! Dimensions are enough to get a good idea of proportions. I showed my wife and she loves your design by the way,

-- Matt R

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#4 posted 05-02-2018 06:15 AM

Nice stool, nice carved rose.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#5 posted 05-02-2018 04:04 PM

Very Nice Indeed! & Well Done Also!

-- Richard (Ontario, CANADA)

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#6 posted 05-02-2018 10:14 PM

Matt, thanks. I’ll defer on the plans then.

Gents. Thanks. Trying to get my friend into woodworking and this was the perfect project.

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