Making a Folding step Stool

It only takes a few mouse clicks to find hundreds of images of stools that become step stools. Some are called library stools and others kitchen stools.   But I have never seen one quite like the one that our family has used for the last 3 decades. Over the years my children have used it as a side table, step stool, stool and part of an imaginary store front.

It’s a very simple Mid-Centaury design – a double top, four legs and when the top is lifted it creates a back rest while at the same time lowers a small step from underneath. This configuration makes this an ideal child’s ‘high chair’, stool or a step stool.

In this article I will take you through the steps (no pun intended) to make this stool.


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