Landon's Mischief Step Stool

Submitted by elh130 on Mon, 08/20/2012 - 13:50

Very sturdy and stylish step stool built for my son in a style to match the kitchen and bathroom in our house.

This entire project was built using scrap plywood from a previous project and reclaimed oak boards that we demoed from our house while remodeling.

The sides were simply cut using a table saw to the rough dimension and then I added the details using a bandsaw. The stairs and rails were rough cut on the tablesaw and then milled using a jointer and planer to the specifications in the plan. Once cut I used a pocket screw jig to drill all the necessary holes before finishing assembly on the base. Each section was finished separately and then I used pocket screws to attach the steps last.

Very easy project that I made slightly more complicated by using reclaimed wood and a 2 tone design. Would recommend pocket screws to ensure strength and durability...I can stand on this and it doesn’t even budge!

Thanks for the plans!!

Built from Plan(s)
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Estimated Time Investment
Day Project (6-9 Hours)
Finish Used
Sides got an oil based primer followed by a high gloss trim latex paint applied using a HVLP Sprayer.

Steps were stained using Minwax Red Chestnut oil based stain.

The whole thing was finished using 2 coats of a clear Poly applied with a HVLP Sprayer.
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