Build or Buy: Step Stool


Every household needs a step stool but they are of extra importance when you have kids. Our little guy is now of the age to reach above the sink when he’s on a stool and he enjoys washing his hands we we want to encourage.

We’ve always had utility stools that we’ve used around the house but they aren’t quite right for a bathroom or kids setting.



We built this storage step stool that our friend Leo is demonstrating in the above photo and we’ve been gifted a couple of fun step stools with our son’s name on them.

Would you build or buy a step stool? Let us know in the comments.

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Timothy Dahl

Timothy Dahl

Founder/EIC at Charles & Hudson
Timothy’s background includes stints at This Old House, ELLE DECOR, Metropolitan Home and Woman’s Day. His work has been published on Wired Design, Bob Vila, DIY Network, The Family Handyman and Popular Mechanics and he has been featured on the Martha Stewart radio show and as a speaker at the ALT Design Summit, K/BIS and the National Hardware Show.
  • Kylae J

    That looks perfect for your little guy. Me? I would build my own. Thank you for sharing.