Kids table that transforms to kitchen helper stool

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Project by Plasmon360 posted 07-01-2018 04:05 PM 1643 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is table that I made for my daughter that also transforms to a helper stool. This is my first woodworking project. It is made from pallet wood and uses pocket screws. I used a piano hinge for flip up mechanism. The flip mechanism gets locked by a custom locking mechanism. I finished it with sanding and water based polyurethane. There were several mistakes made and I learned a lot.

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#1 posted 07-01-2018 04:10 PM

Looks good, very practical project. Don’t worry about mistakes so much, we are our own worst critics some days.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#2 posted 07-01-2018 04:21 PM

Very nice multifunctional features!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#3 posted 07-01-2018 04:55 PM

Great little project, Plasmon360! Did you design it? Love the picture of your daughter watering the floor next to the plant! Welcome to Lumberjocks! Thanks for sharing.
Edit: Is your daughter able to move it on her own?

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#4 posted 07-01-2018 06:40 PM

really neat multi purpose step stool and great save on the pallet wood. finish looks great

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#5 posted 07-01-2018 09:13 PM

Very nice & Well done!

PS: I just had to Re-do this one with that Little Sweetheart in there. Hope That’s okay.


-- Richard (Ontario, CANADA)

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#6 posted 07-02-2018 01:24 AM

Very clever. I like the spring latch you made.

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#7 posted 07-02-2018 05:03 PM

Thanks for all your kind words. I learnt a lot from this website.

I made it hollow to keep it light weight so she can move, but it is still heavy for her to move.

@ Rick..
Your modification looks better in this orientation. I should frame this picture in wooden picture frame.

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