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    Kitchen step stool / chair

    5' 1" Swmbo wants a chair / step stool for the kitchen! Found a plan, but 5-6 weeks wait , & almost $40. Used a free plan to get sizes and draw my own plan full size. Construction pics!
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    backrest is next, then plug screw holes , be ready to finish
    hobby woodworking since 1972

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    I built a very similar one of those, about twenty years ago. A very handy addition to the kitchen/pantry for my 5'0" wife. In the current house, it wasn't needed (no high shelves) so I gave it to my niece (also 5'0") for her kitchen. Mostly, she uses it as a "time out" chair for her five year-old, though.

    BTW, a latch (knife type or a window latch) between the two sections makes it a lot more convenient to move around.
    Jim D.
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    Made a quick jig to rout the 1/2" slot required . Sliding chop saw made it easy.
    The little brass Lee Valley flip hinges may be a bit light for this application. Took some fiddling to get them set ( depth ) right so the seat halves touch when flipped, because of the hinge design. I had to recess them 1/32" deeper than being flush. I also had to round over the sharp edge of the angle cut a lot more to stop binding when flipping the chair back. I should have left the back leg 1/4" longer and trimmed it off at the end of assembly. I had to sand down the front stool part to get all 3 legs touching on each side. Got the boss to try it out.
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    so much other stuff to do outside, but managed 15 minutes to get some stain on the chair
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    Came out real nice Bryan.
    cheers

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    Looks great Bryan
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    Done!!

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    Nice, Bryan! You got a really good color match to the cabinets, too.
    Jim D.
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    Very nicely done, Bryan.
    When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. - Hunter S. Thompson
    When the weird get going, they start their own forum. - Vaughn McMillan

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