Maple Walnut Step Stool

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Project by KMT posted 03-13-2012 05:44 PM 4274 views 8 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife has been wanting a small step stool for the kitchen other than the cheap plastic thing that she has been using. I have had this piece of maple in the shop for a couple years. It was a twisted, ( I should have taken a picture of it ) warped, cupped and bent 8’ long 5/4 x about 6” board. I cut it down into manageable flat pieces and wound up with 6 workable pieces. My problem was that the longest pieces I had were only 12 1/2”, not long enough for the steps top. After much head scratching I decided to lengthen the top by adding the walnut ends to it. I have not worked with Maple as hard as this before, by the time I was finished, my 10” table saw blade, my dado blade set and the planer blades were all dulled….. :( . I was however very happy with the end result, its a sturdy little stool that I don’t mind having in the kitchen.

-- - Martin

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#1 posted 03-13-2012 10:34 PM

Really nice, looks good and sturdy

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#2 posted 01-17-2015 07:07 PM

Artistic and useable also!

Excellent addition for the “high reaches”!

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#3 posted 01-17-2016 12:58 AM

I always love the idea of working with what you have e.g. no waste. Nice job!

-- dsb

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