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Toddler Step Stool

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Project by MatthewTruax posted 02-18-2019 12:17 AM 594 views 3 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A handsome little step stool! Our little man is three years old and needs a little boost to help him wash his hands and brush his teeth!

Made out of white oak and finished with a tung oil varnish blend. It stands about 27 inches tall, 15 inches wide, and 8 inches deep. It’s curved at the top so even while sitting flush against the cabinet, a child can still get a hand hold.

Design inspiration from a Fine Woodworking Magazine article.

-- "I only do what the voices in my wife's head tell her to tell me to do."





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 02-18-2019 01:47 AM

That’s a cool design Matthew and you did a really nice job of building it, but I can’t help but wonder about it having g really high steps for a little person and the design seems kind of unstable for kids. I’m not trying to give you a hard time just wondering about those factors for a 3-year-old?

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Andre

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#2 posted 02-18-2019 09:37 PM

Sort of resembles the one I made for the Grangirls (and their Mother) for Christmas?

Made from some scrap Oak and Mahogany that was kicking around the shop, has a 5 degree tilt to the front to prevent flipping back.

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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MatthewTruax

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#3 posted 02-19-2019 02:26 PM

Hi Jim,

I can appreciate your concern. I don’t feel though that it’s an issue as I have angled the footers of the stool approximately 5 degrees forward so as it’s standing in front of the sink, you don’t feel as if you are falling backwards. It’s very secure. My three year old (just turned 3 last week) is able to use it no problem.


That s a cool design Matthew and you did a really nice job of building it, but I can t help but wonder about it having g really high steps for a little person and the design seems kind of unstable for kids. I m not trying to give you a hard time just wondering about those factors for a 3-year-old?

- a1Jim


-- "I only do what the voices in my wife's head tell her to tell me to do."

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MatthewTruax

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#4 posted 02-19-2019 02:27 PM

Looks great! I appreciate your simplistic approach. Very well done!


Sort of resembles the one I made for the Grangirls (and their Mother) for Christmas?

Made from some scrap Oak and Mahogany that was kicking around the shop, has a 5 degree tilt to the front to prevent flipping back.

- Andre


-- "I only do what the voices in my wife's head tell her to tell me to do."

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a1Jim

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#5 posted 02-19-2019 03:15 PM

I’m glad all is well with your little one Matthew

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