Toddler stepstool for hand-washing

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  • #657489
    Andrew Sinclair
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    My 2-year old has been struggling to reach the sink to wash her hands, so I designed and built this stepstool for her.

    After a lot of agonising about the joinery I ended up shamelessly copying Paul’s wall shelf. I should also say I was inspired by a design I saw on etsy after my first cardboard prototype.

    Thanks Paul for everything you’ve taught me! The mistakes remain my own 🙂

    Andrew

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    #657512
    Colin Scowen
    Participant

    Nice.

    Colin, Czech Rep.

    #657587
    C White
    Participant

    Looks fantastic Andrew. When I read that you were building something for a 2 year old, I was (guiltily) expecting something quite crude, but alas! An elegant stool that looks like it could take the weight of 100 two year olds!!

    #657639
    Andrew Sinclair
    Participant

    Thanks both! I thought others would be interested how extensible the wallshelf project is.

    It’s certainly strong enough for the number of toddlers that could fit onto it: held my 70kgs without a creak 🙂

    #657655
    Colin Scowen
    Participant

    I made something a bit more basic when my kids were knee high. Used to do double duty as a small seat for while they were being supervised in the bath.
    I did make this for a friend, which seems to serve similar double duty.

    Step-stool

    Colin, Czech Rep.

    #657823
    Eric McConnell
    Participant

    Andrew – That came out really nice!

    Colin – Yours seems like it would be prone to tipping and banging the user in the shin with the top step if you don’t firmly plant your foot on that first step. Any issues with that?

    Eric

    #657857
    Roberto Fischer
    Participant

    Andrew, your stool looks amazing. I’m thinking of stealing the design! It’s a great adaptation of the wall shelf joints.

    #657890
    Colin Scowen
    Participant

    No issues that I have been informed of. The design was basically a copy of her existing stool. The only difference was the joinery (the original was raked legs with stretchers attached by screws in to end grain). The pattern and position of the two steps is exactly the same.

    Colin, Czech Rep.

    #659134
    Andrew Sinclair
    Participant

    Colin, that’s a really nice design. It looks tricky to me with all those bridle joints!

    Roberto, feel free to steal. Let me know if you want dimensions, but equally it is fun to come up with your own.

    #659136
    Colin Scowen
    Participant

    Tricky = challenging = fun in my book 🙂

    Colin, Czech Rep.

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