Solid Oak Bed Step

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Project by BusterB posted 01-10-2020 03:34 AM 845 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife has a friend who is slightly vertically challenged and she asked if I could make her a step stool to use for getting into bed. I looked through my wood stash and found some of the left over oak 1×6 material that had been salvaged out of some old church pews and used in a table build a couple of years ago. This is what I came up with. 10” wide x 20” long and 12” tall. The legs have a 1” taper. The stretchers are glued to the legs and backed up with dowels. The top/step is glued and backed up with pocket hole screws. Finished with a couple of wipe on coats of Verathane cognac stain. I had hoped it would finish darker but she seemed pleased with it so the color will have to do. It passed the fat man weight test with flying colors so should have a safety factor of at least 5 for normal sized folks.. lol

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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woodshaver Tony C

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#1 posted 01-10-2020 03:56 AM

Nice to see that you’re helping someone in need Buster! The step stool looks very sturdy and I’m sure this will help with her bed issue! Nice work my friend!

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

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#2 posted 01-10-2020 11:14 AM

Very nice!

-- Ron, Northern Illinois

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#3 posted 01-10-2020 01:59 PM

Clean and simple implementation.

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#4 posted 01-10-2020 02:51 PM

Not only a nice looking stool and doing it to help someone out but you gave it the personnel test. LOL. Nice job Buster.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#5 posted 01-10-2020 02:56 PM

Looks like laying in bed is real endeavour! Nice project for that purpose

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#6 posted 01-10-2020 04:42 PM

What a great act of kindness Buster. You are not just a pretty face..LOL!! Nicely done!!

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#7 posted 01-10-2020 10:34 PM

Another fine job by BusterB!! That’s a very strong and beautiful stool. What with the new, really thick mattresses now, I can understand the need. BusterB to the rescue!

-- Jeff in central Me.

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#8 posted 01-11-2020 12:03 AM

Whee Doggies, got way behind on my thank yous…sorry y’all.
Tony- thank you my friend. May have been a bad thing helping her out…now got a couple more of her friends wanting one…lol

Ron- thank you sir

Blueridge- thank you. In my case, simple presentations are best…lol

Dave: thank you my friend. What sort of guy would I be if I wasn’t willing to conduct safety of course it was only a foot off the ground but that is beside the point…

Ivan- thank you buddy. We take our lying in bed seriously over here…lol

L2L- thank you sir. I would settle for just being a pretty face…lol

Jeff- thank you my Frozen friend. Gotta have a jumbo extreme pillow top with titianium springs and putter space tested memory foam or your not living…lol

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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Jim Jakosh

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#9 posted 01-11-2020 11:23 PM

Nice piece of furniture, Buster

cheers, Jim

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

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