shaker step stool

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Project by GMoney posted 02-20-2008 02:05 AM 2428 views 4 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

cherry, mostly accurate reproduction, the arch is a bit larger than the original. 3 coats oil, sanded to 800 grit.

-- Greg, CT

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#1 posted 02-20-2008 02:08 AM

Very nice! I like the step supports.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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Bob A in NJ

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#2 posted 02-20-2008 02:13 AM

Very elegant, looks good enough to come from Ethan Allan, I love it!

-- Bob A in NJ

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Scott Bryan

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#3 posted 02-20-2008 02:20 AM

Very nice!!!! Cherry is my favorite wood with which to work. This one has such a nice patina to it.

Thanks for the post.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#4 posted 02-20-2008 02:42 AM

Very nice stool. I love shaker design and like Scott said, cheryy was a great choice for the material.

-- Upstate New York -- Do what you love and never work a day in your life.

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#5 posted 02-20-2008 03:17 AM

I love Shaker furniture. The simplistic nature really appeals to me. I had to go out and buy some Shaker music for playing in the shop when I am working on Shaker pieces. If everyone followed the “Hands to work and hearts to God” principal of the Shakers, we would have no worries about things we buy being destroyed so easily.

You obviously have a great deal of pride in your work. Keep up the great work!

-- -- Rob Hix, King George, VA

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#6 posted 02-20-2008 04:43 AM

Very appealing piece. I agree with Rob.

-- so much wood, so little time. Bradford. Wood-a-holics unanimous president

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#7 posted 02-20-2008 05:21 AM

Beautiful design, gorgeous wood, great finish. What else can I say?

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#8 posted 02-20-2008 08:39 AM

I love the cherry and the piece overall…how’s this all joined up?

-- Dorje (pronounced "door-jay"), Seattle, WA

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#9 posted 02-20-2008 10:11 AM

Great looking step stool. The cherry is really nice, the design is nice – the stool is nice – good job.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#10 posted 02-20-2008 03:09 PM

Those joints/dovetails look perfect and the finish is outstanding. Exceptionally good. Nice work.

-- Jim Hallada, Chesterfield, VA

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#11 posted 02-20-2008 03:14 PM

I like it, nice, simple lines, simple joinery, it.

Would make a for a nice plant stand too

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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#12 posted 02-25-2008 02:56 PM

the steps and cross members are nailed, as were many shaker pieces. the half d-t’s add mechanical strength.

-- Greg, CT

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#13 posted 08-05-2008 02:55 AM

what’s a nail ? LOL Great piece of Shaker furniture…Gotta love Cherry : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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