Shaker Style Step Stool
As seen in the October 2005 issue of
Canadian Home Workshop
This is a shaker-style two-step stepstool, from Maple and Jatoba. Approx 17"wide x 19"tall x 13"deep.
Here is a little story that didn't make it into the magazine article:
Fixing A Problem
Every project has a few unexpected surprises.
For some reason, the notch that was cut in one of the side pieces for the front tread support came in a bit low. It was not a lot, probably a hair under a 1/16 of an inch. I briefly considered just ignoring it, since the overhang of the tread would probably hide it.
Yet, I was concerned that it would reduce the strength of the glue joint, since the tread would not be able to be glued all the way along. So I resolved to fix it.
I ripped a 1/16" thick piece of maple, cut it down to about 3/4 of the length of the crosspiece, and glued it on. I next handplaned it flush. I marked up the photo, else I doubt you'd see it, and being hidden under the tread I doubt it will ever be noticed. But I'm happy that there is now no gap, and I believe that the result will be a much stronger joint.
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