Heirloom Step Stool (A Hybrid Project)

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Project by ChuckM posted 11-27-2018 03:49 PM 1017 views 11 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Cherry and hard maple stock.

Overall dimensions (mm):
Open – 510 (H) x 465 (D) x 360 (W)
Folded – 510 (H) x 310 (D) x 360 (W)

The top serves as a seat and the fold-out part as a step.

Reeding and beading done with the Veritas Combo Plane:,230,41182,75620

Loose tenon joinery done with the Domino Joiner

Precision angled cuts:


Dry-fitting & Assembly:

-- The time I enjoy wasting is not time wasted

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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 11-27-2018 05:40 PM

Great stool. So very handy!!

cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#2 posted 11-27-2018 10:57 PM

Very Nice Practical Stools & Well Done Chuck!

-- Richard (Ontario, CANADA)

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#3 posted 11-28-2018 12:30 AM

Wonderful job. I love the design and the bead work. Very well done.

-- AJ

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#4 posted 11-28-2018 12:38 PM

Nice idea. I like the dual purpose of stool and seat. Great photos. Thank You.

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#5 posted 11-28-2018 03:35 PM

Like all great designs: simple and useful. Well done.

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