032 Folding Step Stool

Folding Step Stool

Revised October 2019

This folding step stool is a useful project for your home or workshop.

It not only makes a great little step stools it doubles as extra seating when required, especially in the shop. I found the original stool plan was too narrow and unstable so I modified the original to be stronger and safer. I widened the stance and added material to the feet to make the stool more stable. The Steps flip up out of the way when no in use or when you’re using it as a seat.

So the overall footprint doesn’t consume very much space. You’ll be pleasantly surprised how many time you put this simple project to use.


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079 Curved Step Stool

I recently saw a curved step stool in a woodworking magazine and really liked the look of the design. It had curved stretchers between the steps and I wanted to make something more utilitarian so this was the result.

I wanted the step stool to curve 90 degrees as you climbed up however I wanted it to collapse so it could take up less of a footprint when it wasn’t in use.

The post that the steps swing on had to be tall enough to provide a hand rail when you climbed to the top. And the steps had to have strong joinery for stability. I designed the steps with dovetails however box (finger) joints would work just as well. I have included templates for all of the risers and treads for your convenience.

This step stool will give you an opportunity to demonstrate both your woodworking and turning skills.

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