Josiah's Stepstool

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Project by lobro4 posted 08-02-2019 10:41 PM 1106 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife and I recently became Grandparents. It’s a pretty sweet gig I gotta tell ya’! He will be walking before we know it and then from there I’m sure he will want to be part of all the action helping Grandma and Aunts and Uncle in the kitchen. Thus, a barstool with built in steps. A nifty way for him to come up to counter height. And, oh yeah, it will be quite handy for the grown ups to reach those high shelves.
Made from maple that was milled from rough 5/4 stock. All components are 1” thick. The seat is 8”x16” and the stools are 26” high. Loose tenons on all the joints including the through tenons. Color is 2 applications of General Finishes Medium Brown Dye. Top coat is three layers of semi-gloss Arm R Seal.

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#1 posted 08-03-2019 08:24 PM

I have a high chair from when I was a kid 60+ years ago. it has the steps like that, no side rails.
It’s the most useful chair in my shop. it’s high, it has steps so I can use it to get high things or get up in the ceiling.

But mine is no where near as beautiful as yours. That’s going to be used for way more time than the little one growing up. Your son or daughter will find it to be great when they get older.

Excellent work.

-- Jeff NJ

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#2 posted 08-04-2019 01:35 PM

Great looking stool and stepstool. I made a bunch of them and gave them as gift to our entire family. They are all in my projects page. I made the seat a saddle seat on a few of them. Looks like you used the same plan as I did. This is a classic that everyone loves. Nice work!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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