How to Make a Little Step Stool

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This project began with an old door on the side of the road.


How to make a step stool


Then we made a very cool headboard...

How to make a headboard from an old door.


Next came a chalkboard made from the leftover panel and molding that was cut off during construction of the headboard.


And there is still one piece left.


And today I used it.

I couldn't reach something in my closet and I needed a step stool.

So... I built one.

I cut the leftover pieces of the door to a good size and started screwing them together.


I gave the stool a good sanding and coat of vinegar/steel wool stain to even out the color on the cut sides of the wood.


Next this very heavy duty little stool got a metal number.


and a coat of furniture wax.


This cute little rustic stool is the perfect size for a step up in my closet while not taking up too much room and because it was made from a 200 lb. mahogany door it is solid as a rock!



Money saved, landfill saved, and clothes within reach!


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7 comments

  1. You are like me and can't get rid of anything ;) very cute stool!

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  2. I cannot believe that cute little step stool started as a scrap! You are SO creative!!

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  3. Susan that amazes me what you can do with a scrap piece of wood! It looks great and I love the metal "3", it finishes it off just perfectly!

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  4. Nice. What talent you have. Thanks for sharing. Have a great day.

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  5. Using your nogging again.

    ~Bliss~

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  6. I do love how you use every inch of a piece and make it into something! Nothing wasted! I have a leftover piece that I was eyeing tonight - it needs to be made into a sign. . . maybe I'll get on that tomorrow!
    breida

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  7. very cool susan! I have a short stool like this. I'm just about 5 inches too short to reach everything. I actually have two, one in the kitchen and one in the bedroom...very handy.
    you did a fabulous job!
    gail
    ps have a great weekend!

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