Reader Project: Flip Flop Step Stool

Adding a few personalized touches to The Family Handyman’s design, reader Jeffrey Pease built the Flip Flop Step Stool, originally

Adding a few personalized touches to The Family Handyman’s design, reader Jeffrey Pease built the Flip Flop Step Stool, originally published in the April 2015 issue, for his granddaughter.

reader flip flop stoolPhoto: Jeffrey Pease

reader flip flop stool folded down

With his son being a huge Batman fan and his granddaughter being named not-so-coincidentally Robin, Jeffrey thought it fitting to add the signature “R” and red and yellow colors of his granddaughter’s namesake superhero character.

reader flip flop stool with safety detail

reader flip flop step stool R detail

Photos: Jeffrey Pease

“I added safety features such as cross-routed grooves for traction on each step,” Jeffrey says, “and roughed-up a pair of brass washers on each ‘axel’ bolt, which are also overtightened so the back slowly lowers to the floor, preventing a guillotine effect on her toes. (I couldn’t find steel-toe slippers.)”

What a fabulous take on this project, Jeffrey!

flip flop step stool

Click here to find the full project plans.

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