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Whose got or knows where to get the plans for the stand or stool, whatever they call it, that helps the little ones be able to reach the counter or table?
 

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Here's a stool I'm in the progress of building. Almost all of it was cut on the CNC. It's made from 3/4" baltic birch ply. Hardwood edging is glued to the edges of the seat.
 

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Handrail issue:
You have to keep an eye on and train the munchkins to ALWAYS put the rail in front of them when they're standing. If it's behind them they can go backwards over the top and fall on their heads. I learned that in Gr. 3 when our teacher did exactly that while standing on a chair. Broke her collarbone.
 

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Think I'm going to combine one of the Ana White designs with one from Etsy. Those guys are getting $150 and up for finished ones.... plus $40-50 for shipping.

Thanx for all the suggestions.

Hmmmmm - wonder if i could get a premium with a Polish Eagle carved on the sides.
 

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I like that design, and it has some grab rails to steady off of.
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Yep. It's for my wife. She needed something that would allow her to sit lower than a chair when working on stuff, but she has trouble getting up when she's that low. The side grab rails are to help her push herself up with her arms. We tested it, and it works as planned for her.
 

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Think I'm going to combine one of the Ana White designs with one from Etsy. Those guys are getting $150 and up for finished ones.... plus $40-50 for shipping.
Talk about over pricing. Are they actually 'getting' that much, or just 'asking' that much? Don't know what the actual shipping cost charged by the post office or whoever is, but it cost me less for shipping the planer my buddy gave me. Unless they're using something like pink ivory to make them. I'm gonna have to take a look.
 

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That is good for the stool dimensions, I think I would add some sort of hand rail to it though.
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Looking at this again,there is no dimension for the width of the top.

To make the stool stable so that it does not tip over standing near the edge, the bottom of the legs have to taper out to the width of the top and be splayed out end wise the length of the top. Otherwise the stool can kick out while standing on it.
Just saying.
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I built a simple one of these stools yrs ago when the 1st grandbaby was big enough to use it to get up to the sink to brush his teeth. Been used by his sister and brother since. Instead of just an open stair type of design, I used to space for compartments to hold toilet paper and bathroom supplies. In use to this day. Steps need to be wide enough to be comfortable enough to stand and move around on. Bottom should have some kind of slip resistant padding. Simple but sturdy hinges for the doors and door pulls recessed enough to be out of the way when stepping up and down...
 

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And they're not just for kids. At the wound center a few weeks back saw a shortish woman get into a lifted pickup truck. Used a step stool, got in, and pulled the step stool up with a piece of rope. Guarantee she never would have made it in otherwise. For my van I've got a small stepladder. I'm thinking a step stool and some rope would be handier.
 
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