Skipper's Stool

Submitted by c-e-fogus on Sat, 10/12/2013 - 17:14

We needed a couple of sturdy step stools for the bathrooms. My boys are not tall enough to reach the sink for hand washing and teeth brushing. Wally wanted $8 for a plastic thing. So I headed to the big orange store and bought a few 2X4's. $12 for both stools, plus the paint and screws which I already had.

I used the plans from the Skipper's Stool for some of my cuts. But I used 3-2X4 pieces for the top and shortened the legs to 10 inches. I was going to put on the side stretchers but it was super sturdy with the pocket holes and 2.5 inch pocket hole screws. So I left them off. A few coats of paint and they are good to go. Two of my boys can stand on one so that makes them a hit.

Built from Plan(s)
Estimated Time Investment
An Hour or Two (0-2 Hours)
Type of Wood
Pine boards
Finish Used
Gliddon Paint and Primer in one, color: organic celery.
Recommended Skill Level
Starter Project