This isn't going to win any design awards but today's axe sharpening project was a stool upgrade.
The prior iteration was a little clever but also it took up a lot of room in our small bathroom, left the storage in the bottom drawer inaccessible (bye bye emergency TP roll) and it was very unstable.
This iteration solves all three of those problems.
I reverse engineered all the holes and nubs in the ikea drawer and made a new box out of 3/4 and 1/2 plywood scraps that fit the same face and slides.
The stair is built into the drawer
I put gravity locks with string releases in.
The TP stash is more accessible from the throne than ever.
And the last feature is that the main part of the platform has a false bottom so most of the storage is retained.
2nd August 2020
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I'm Issac. I live in Oakland. I make things for fun and money. I use electronics and computers and software. I manage teams and projects top to bottom. I've worked as a consultant, software engineer, hardware designer, artist, technology director and team lead. I do occasional fabrication in wood and plastic and metal. I run a boutique interactive agency with my brother Kasey and a roving cast of experts at Kelly Creative Tech. I was the Director of Technology for Nonchalance during the The Latitude Society project. I was the Lead Web Developer and then Technical Marketing Engineer at Nebula, which made an OpenStack Appliance. I've been building things on the web and in person since leaving Ohio State University's Electrical and Computer engineering program in 2007. Lots of other really dorky things happened to me before that, like dropping out of high school to go to university, getting an Eagle Scout award, and getting 6th in a state-wide algebra competition. I have an affinity for hopscotch.