Last fall, one of my favorite builder/bloggers Jen Woodhouse put out a “One Board Challenge” to fellow bloggers. It was so amazing to see the wide variety of things that were built with one board! Check out all of the projects here.
I saw the project from Her Tool Belt about 23 hours before a baby shower I didn’t yet have a gift for. This DIY Kid’s step stool was not something that a baby would use per se, but I knew from experience that often baby showers are heavy on gifts for infants and I wanted to try to find a gift that would be useful when my cousin’s son was a little older.
I didn’t actually make my version from one board, but was able to recreate the style with some 1x2s and other boards I already had on hand.
I was so pressed for time that I didn’t take many photos of the assembly process, but the full plans are RIGHT HERE. I don’t have internet in our shop, so I loaded up the plans on our iPad in the house and can follow them step-by-step.
Once I got everything assembled, I painted the frame white and stained the steps Varathane Early American.
The next morning (yes, the morning of the baby shower!) I assembled everything and was ready to eat cake and sip punch!
Baby Corbin came by for a visit a few weeks ago and while he’s still not old enough to use this yet, he’s really darn cute!
Here’s the finished gift – what do you think? I hope they like it and that it stands up to stinky feet and dripped toothpaste for years to come!