I’ve been wanting to make furniture on my XXL since way before I had an XXL. I saw a simple kids stool on the web, but no plans available and it looks like the company that sells them is in NZ. My wife is the troop leader for the local Girl Scouts, and we frequently host troop meetings at our house. The girls are between 5-7 years old, and getting them to “plant” in one place is difficult at best. Imagine 10 tiny girls, plus parents invading your house every week, that doesn’t include our two boys, it is a full full house. So back to these kids stools… I fired up VCarve a couple weeks ago to try and design my own tiny stool. I wanted to make it out of 3/4” plywood, and the chair had to be cut from single 24”x24” sheets, plus the original didn’t have a backrest, and mine was gonna have one. I wanted everything to interlock, minimal screws or glue. I’m up to revision 5 now, and I just cut revision 4, the first prototype. Lemme know what you think. I hope to get at least 8 chairs from a single 4x8’ sheet of plywood. And yes, it supports my weight (215+ pounds).
Have some small things to work on, but I think by revision 5 I’ll have a solid version that takes a total of 2 pocket hole screws to assemble. Maybe let the girls paint their names on them and take them home at the end of cookie season.
Thanks for looking,