Step stool

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Project by FestusHaagen posted 07-18-2020 07:49 PM 305 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Several years ago a gal came by with a box of unfinished step stools. Her father was a woodworker from back in Ohio. He had passed away without completing work on some of his projects and wanted to know if I could help finish them. He had cut out parts for about 20 stools. There was a mix of different woods, ash, mahogany, black walnut, oak, cherry and some I couldn’t identify. Some were complete, others were not. There were two sizes, the large one is 14” tall and the small one 11”. They remind me of the step stool the porter would set down to step off the railroad car. They are a very stable design and the right size for a little kid to reach the sink in the bathroom. I had 17 completed stools when I got done. She took 10 and give me the remains ones for my effort. Everyone got stools for Christmas that year.

-- Ed Haagen, Moscow, Idaho

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#1 posted 07-18-2020 11:23 PM

You did your good deed on those, and I am sure that the ones you gave as gifts managed to be put to good use

I have built a few in my time, need to snap a photo and post, the one that is being used daily here at the house for the past eight years.

-- Eric, building the dream

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#2 posted 07-19-2020 02:10 AM

Good story to go with the stools Ed. They look great, nice woods used, and I love the hand hold cut in it.

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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