3/5/2016 0 Comments
Maple Step Stool
Things have been busy but here's another project I made for an awesome customer! I was approached to build a small step stool for her son to allow him to reach the sink and wash wash up more independently as he grows.
The step stool I made out of solid maple boards and is about 17" wide and 10-12" tall. It's smaller so it can fit in the customers bathroom without taking up too much space.
I used biscuit joints to laminate the stool sides together and used solid pieces that I had at home waiting to be used in a project like this. Overall the construction process was simple but took awhile to get the maple down to an appropriate thickness and to really showcase the woodgrain of the maple well.
I added some hardwood plugs to inlay the steps which I think turned out really awesome! I think if I were to rebuild this piece, I would have added a few more hardwood plugs at varying diameters. I love this one though because it's sleek and simple.
I used pocket hole joinery to fasten the appropriate pieces together and to reinforce each joint, I used epoxy to make this stool really strong. After extensive sanding to 220 grit, I finished the stool with child/food safe tung oil as it really showcases the wood grain while making a smooth, durable finish that isn't full of luster.
I am proud of this stool and my wife asked me to build something like this for our daughter who is moving around like crazy!
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