get building with the Dremel Ultra-Saw and Multi-Max!

This Father’s Day, get building with the Dremel Ultra-Saw and Multi-Max! Build this storage step stool and let your kids decorate it for a hand’s on project for dads and kids.

You need
  • Wood Glue
  • Finishing Nails
  • Hammer
  • Drill
  • 1 3/4" Screws
  • 1 1/2" Screws
  • 2 Hinges
  • Paint Brush (optional)
  • 1 Wood-3/4" thick
  • 1 1/2" Medium-Density Fiberboard (for landing pieces only)
  • 1 Paint (optional)
L: Length, W: Width, H: Height, D: Diameter
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Step 1

Using the Dremel Ultra-Saw to cut into boards

 

Begin by using the Dremel Ultra-Saw and wood cutting wheel to cut the MDF into landing boards, and hinge support pieces out of the 3/4" wood to the following dimensions: • (2) Landing pieces: 8.5” x 18.5” • (1) Hinge support: 1.5” x 18.5”

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Step 2

Cut out the pieces using the Dremel Ultra-Saw

Next, continuing to use the Ultra-Saw, cut out the pieces for the top section of the step stool to the following dimensions: • (2) Front & Back pieces: 5.5“ x 16.5“ • (2) Side pieces: 5.5“ x 10“ • (1) Bottom piece: 8.5“ x 16.5“

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Step 3

Cut the wood into different dimensions using the Dremel Ultra-Saw

Still using the Ultra-Saw, cut the wood into the following dimensions to create the bottom section of the step stool: • (2) Front & Back pieces: 5.5“ x 18“ • (2) Side pieces: 5.5“ x 16.5“ • (2) Cross supports: 2.5“ x 16.5“

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Step 4

Assemble the bottom of the step stool
Attach the pieces together

Using the cut boards from step 3, assemble the bottom of the step stool using the image as a guide. Place the cross supports in the middle to act as an anchor, about 10 inches from the back edge. Attach the pieces together with glue and finishing nails.

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Step 5

Assemble the top of the step stool
Attach the pieces together

Next, using the cut boards from step 2 and the image as a guide, assemble the top of the step stool. Attach the pieces with wood glue and finishing nails.

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Step 6

Using the Dremel Multi-Max, cut out the wood between the holes to form a handle slot

Then, taking the top portion created in step 5, drill 3/4" holes 1‘ from the top edge and 3“ from the both ends of the board. Using the Dremel Multi-Max, cut out the wood between the holes to form a handle slot. Repeat this on the opposite side so there are handles on both ends.

Step 7 10

Step 7

Smooth down the handles using the Dremel MM30

Continuing to use the MM30, replace the wood cutting accessory with a sanding pad, and smooth down the handles of the stool.

Step 8 10

Step 8

Attach the preassembled top portion of the stool to the preassembled bottom

Next, attach the preassembled top portion of the stool to the preassembled bottom with 1 1/2" screws in all 4 corners.

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Step 9

Using wood glue and screws attach all pieces together

Using wood glue and screws, attach the bottom landing piece previously cut in step 1 to the bottom portion of the stool that remains open. Then, attach the hinge support piece cut in step 1 to the top of stool, as seen in the image, with glue and nails.

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Step 10

Attach 2 hinges to the top landing piece
Attach the hinges to the board.

Finally, with the drill, attach 2 hinges to the last remaining piece of wood, the top landing piece. Line up the landing piece with the support piece added to the stool in step 9 and attach the hinges to the support board. Decorate the stool with paint, let dry, and use the stool for storage.