The Little Helper

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Project by lobro4 posted 11-23-2020 02:39 AM 766 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Little folks like my grandson love to be part of the action in the kitchen. A stepstool or chair will do in a pinch but may not be the right height for comfort or may easily tip over. So here is my rendition of a platform stool to fill that need. There are many iterations out there at online sites so find one for your inspiration.
Constructed from 3/4” maple. Legs and rails are 3” wide. Domino joinery throughout. sanded to 100 grit. Two coats of KILZ primer scuff sanded between coats and then painted with two coats of General Finishes brushable enamel again with a scuff sanding between coats.
Dimensions: 34” tall 16” wide. the front leg is straight and the back leg has a 5 degree angle. 12” deep at the top rails and near 16” deep at the base The adjustable platform is about 14”x16” and fits in grooves at 12”, 14”, 16” and 18”.
So now it will be that much easier to help make cookies or cut up an apple for snacks Thanks for looking.

-- Rock Chalk Jayhawk Go KU!!

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#1 posted 11-23-2020 02:51 AM

pretty cool ive seen plenty but yours is the first ive seen thats adjustable for as the they grow,very smart.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#2 posted 11-23-2020 11:36 AM

Neat idea, great job on the finish

-- Eric, building the dream

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#3 posted 11-23-2020 12:31 PM

My butt puckers looking at that adjustable platform. If this twists or racks it seems like that platform can come crashing down. If anything I would like to see a screw in each corner to keep it stable and prevent that.

-- "Fine Woodworking" is the name given to a project that takes 3 times longer than normal to finish because you used hand tools instead of power tools. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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#4 posted 11-24-2020 10:06 AM

great idea

-- shuja

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