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Chair-Stool for little guy

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Project by doubleDD posted 01-07-2021 02:22 PM 682 views 1 time favorited 26 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is for my grandson, “little guy” the one I made the walker wagon for. He started to walk and climb so I thought he would be needing one of these soon to reach things like the sink, toilet, or to get himself in trouble. I made a lot of these over the years and it’s the same design as the ones I made for my son and daughter 39 years ago. He turned one on Christmas and we had the party the other day so it was perfect timing. You can see in the last two pics he already knows how to use it. We all laughed.
Made of Canarywood and finished with urethane. I screwed it together and filled the holes with walnut plugs.

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





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Ivan

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#1 posted 01-07-2021 02:29 PM

So cute! Beautiful wood!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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Dave Polaschek

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#2 posted 01-07-2021 02:30 PM

Nice! Hope he manages to find all sorts of good trouble with it. Good job, Grandpa!

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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GR8HUNTER

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#3 posted 01-07-2021 02:40 PM

looks like another very happy customer that wood is very beautiful he is a cutie GREAT JOB :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN :<))

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recycle1943

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#4 posted 01-07-2021 02:48 PM

nice build with some really interesting lumber -

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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doubleDD

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#5 posted 01-07-2021 03:01 PM

Thanks Ivan, I think the wood is doing all the talking.

Thanks Dave. He’s getting at that age where you have to watch his every move. The chair should make it more interesting. hahahaha.

Thanks Tony. When someone says he’s cute I just say he takes after his grandpa. LOL.

Thanks Dick. I’ve had that piece laying around for awhile and figured it would make a good chair that would stand the test of time. It will out last me that’s for sure.

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

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John

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#6 posted 01-07-2021 04:25 PM

Very cool wood in the chair Dave! I also like your grandson’s socks, non-slip?

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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Jim Jakosh

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#7 posted 01-07-2021 04:49 PM

That is a neat piece, Dave. I may have to make a couple of them!!

Cheers, Jim

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

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doubleDD

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#8 posted 01-07-2021 05:30 PM

Hi John. Funny, I made a comment too about his socks the other day. He’s able to reach top speed with them. LOL.
They work pretty good. Us old guys should wear them too.

Thanks Jim. It’s a great item to build for them, one of the handiest things to have around. And the parents can use it too. I made this one for one of my kids 39 years ago. I use it in the shop all the time now.

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

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Rich1955

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#9 posted 01-07-2021 05:37 PM

Nice job, Dave. I like the way the back folds down to create a step. Beautiful wood too.

-- Rich

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doubleDD

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#10 posted 01-07-2021 05:42 PM

Thanks Rich. I wanted to use something different and there was just enough board to do it. I did have to use a filler piece for the bottom shelf support but what the heck.

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

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luv2learn

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#11 posted 01-07-2021 08:25 PM

Nicely done Dave. So practical and versatile.

-- 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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doubleDD

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#12 posted 01-07-2021 08:44 PM

Thanks Lee. It’s amazing how much my son and daughter use it now that their son is getting at the age where he doesn’t need it that much. We all need a step stool once in awhile.

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

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anthm27

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#13 posted 01-07-2021 10:34 PM

Sensational, the little guy will remember Granddad and his talents for making him good things for the rest of his life.
Nice one
Anth (HK)

-- There is no hope for any of us if we keep apologizing for telling the truth.

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woodshaver Tony C

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#14 posted 01-08-2021 02:08 AM

The wood is so pretty! Your grandson is going to love having this all in one stool and chair! Kids love to have a way to reach the counter to see what mom is making for dinner! Nice work Dave!

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

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Dave Polaschek

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#15 posted 01-08-2021 03:29 AM

Hmm… I might need to dig out my non-skid socks for running up and down the hallway. I got something like a half-dozen pair when I was in the hospital getting my new knees just about when I signed up on LJs… Did you know the grownup ones are color coded so the nurses can look at your socks and know what you’re not supposed to be doing?

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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