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Although my girls are definitely old enough to not need a step stool anymore, my little niece is just at that perfect age where she’s ready to try to conquer the world on her terms. At 2 years old, it’s not always easy, though. From brushing her teeth to helping mommy in the kitchen, this fun little step stool project made her day a little brighter. Plus, let’s face it – kids at that age seem to love climbing up and down stairs a million times a day. So from bathroom time to kitchen helping and even getting into her big girl bed, this step stool has become one of her ways to show just how big she’s really becoming.
(make sure to sand all lumber pieces well after cutting)
7 pieces of 1×6 lumber cut to 16 1/2 inches long
2 pieces 1×6 lumber cut to 11 inches long
1 piece of 1x lumber, ripped to 2 inches wide and cut to 13 1/2 inches long
You’ll also need some 1 1/4 inch wood screws, some 1 5/8 inch wood screws, some wood filler (to fill in screw holes) and some sand paper.
As you watch the video below, you’ll see that we used 1 1/4 inch wood screws to attach one of the 16 1/2 inch long pieces horizontal and then on top vertically we attached another 16 1/2 inch vertically in the corner, then attached the 11 inch long piece beside it. Now repeat the same pattern, but make sure you mirror it so you start on the other end of the board because they will be beside each other.
Stand up both of the side pieces you just assembled, then attach the back brace (the 1×2) from side to side. Attach each step on top with 1 5/8 inch wood screws. Fill the holes with wood filler, and once dry sand smooth.
Lastly, we used our favorite pink paint color and the HomeRight FinishMax sprayer to give it a couple of quick coats of paint and it was done. Hands on time took less than an hour from start to finish.
Watch it all come together in under a minute with this quick video:
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