Step Stool

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 07-24-2021 10:48 PM 895 views 0 times favorited 32 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this little step stool for my great granddaughter, McKinlee, so she can get into her “big girl” bed. She has to be lifted up every night so this should fix that.

This stool is made from all maple plywood It is assembled with only glue and dowels. There are screws in the hinges. I made her a “secret ” compartment under the bottom step that she thinks is so cool.
The giraffes and the unicorn were cut in by Case Vander Mass from our guild on his CNC router, Thanks, Case !!!!!

She loves giraffes and unicorns!!

It is 14” wide, 13” high and 13” deep and finished with honey maple stain and satin poly.

Cheers, Jim

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

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#1 posted 07-24-2021 11:20 PM

Nice Build and gift Jim

-- 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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#2 posted 07-24-2021 11:34 PM

Great reason to go to the shop and build something. Nice steps as a result. Good work.

-- Ron

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#3 posted 07-24-2021 11:43 PM

Jim, that’s a nice stool and you know she will love the secret compartment. All kids like their own space. Mortised hinges and magnets are top notch. Mom may steal this one.

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

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#4 posted 07-25-2021 12:16 AM

Nice job. Love the secret compartment.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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#5 posted 07-25-2021 12:52 AM

nice jim.

-- 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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#6 posted 07-25-2021 01:15 AM

Functional AND cute!! Of course, a secret compartment takes this too the next level. Great project

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#7 posted 07-25-2021 02:00 AM

Very practical and safe Jim.
I bet the decorations were well received.

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#8 posted 07-25-2021 02:51 AM

Nicely done Jim, step stools like that get much use. Both for the young and old. Great job.

-- Eric, building the dream

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#9 posted 07-25-2021 03:09 AM

Hi Jim….It Looks FANTASTIC!!!!!! She will love the Step Stool. Great idea for the Secret Compartment!!!
The Outline of Giraffe and Unicorn is Superb…
I like the progress pictures. Glue and Dowels a great idea. What size magnets are they Jim? Are they rare earth top and bottom so they draw/pull to each other?
The eyes on the Giraffe and Unicorn look good too. is it paint or perhaps something glued in?

Lovely Project. Perfect for a young Child.


-- Cliff Australia : Snoring is good. It blows away all the Sawdust.

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#10 posted 07-25-2021 03:13 AM

Nice Project Jim, she’ll have that for her own youngsters some day!

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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#11 posted 07-25-2021 03:24 AM

Secret compartments are the best. When you look inside it you will find her most worldly possessions. Good job grandpa

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#12 posted 07-25-2021 03:24 AM

Great looking and the unicorn makes it stand out also. Great job. Mel

-- MEL, Kansas

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#13 posted 07-25-2021 03:51 AM

Great job JJ...

Nice to see ”traditional woodies” embrace their dark side of CNC/laser divergence. A spider or two on the first step, to step on, could have been a novel addition… just a thought.

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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#14 posted 07-25-2021 07:10 AM

That’s a neat project Jim!!! The awesome finish on the plywood sets it off just right. Well done sir!!!

-- 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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#15 posted 07-25-2021 08:14 AM

Very good assembly… Animals are so cool addition

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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