Child's Seat/Step Stool

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Project by woodshop101 posted 04-03-2013 01:19 AM 1855 views 3 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I wanted to build a step stool for my 2 yo nephew for Christmas this past year and found a plan online for this one that converts from a child’s chair to a step stool easily, thinking he could pull double duty with it. I’m pretty new to woodworking and knew I’d make a lot of mistakes, so I built it out of pine so my mistakes wouldn’t cost me too much if I had to rework a part. He loves it and uses it all the time. If I had it to do over with my newfound confidence, I’d have made it out of something harder but its held up well over the past 3 months.

-- Justin, Ft. Worth, TX

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#1 posted 04-03-2013 02:30 AM

Hey Tex, have to comment on the stool. Looks great and should last a very long time. I too made a couple out of pine 30 years ago very similar I believe from Handy Man magazine for my little ones. Wife says its sentimental so I use it in the shop. If I ever get grand kids I will build one out of better wood. Check out the pics, these pine stools can last. Keep up the good work.

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

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#2 posted 04-05-2013 03:41 PM

It’s beautiful and well made! Like the design and the stain. Will be an heirloom piece for sure.

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