Kids step stool and chair - prototype

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Project by Donovanjns posted 09-04-2013 02:41 AM 7358 views 8 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have seen this design around for a while, and I wanted to make one for my niece. I decided to make a prototype out of low cost wood to see if the geometry worked out. My biggest concern was fingers getting pinched when moving the step up and down. The stool came out pretty good, I think I will add another dowel to the front of the stool so that the back doesn’t swing all the way down when you pick it up.

-- Donovan

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#1 posted 09-04-2013 03:12 AM

Nice looking step stool. Yes the design has been around awhile. I built a few 30 years ago for my kids and nephew and nieces. Still have one in the shop today. Solid as a rock. Good idea with the extra dowel.

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

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#2 posted 09-04-2013 03:40 AM

I thought I was the only one who put the ROS in the vice upside-down.

-- When questioned about using glue on a garbage bin I responded, "Wood working is about good technique and lots of glue........I have the glue part down."

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#3 posted 09-04-2013 12:26 PM

Well done, looks great!!

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#4 posted 09-04-2013 02:01 PM

I like it, well done…..

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#5 posted 09-04-2013 03:23 PM

Beatiful!. Nice work and design

-- Disfruta tu trabajo (enjoy your work) (Bandera, Argentina)

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#6 posted 09-04-2013 03:55 PM

It’s very clean and makes a nice project. The design looks good.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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