I love pinterest. I mean, who doesnt? My husband.
Let me set the scene:
Un beknownst to Neil: Krystal, while browsing pinterest one evening finds an awesome projects and needs it.
Neil makes a shopping list for lumber at lowes. Krystal adds to that list.
One afternoon, Neil starts cutting lumber for his projects.
Krystal asks for a few cuts also.
Neil cuts and assembles Krystal’s project.
See, I love pinterest. Neil not so much.
Lots of ramblings up there. What this post is really about is a kitchen helper. Yeah, I had no idea either until that evil pinterest and that fateful night.
It is basically, a big, adjustable, enclosed step stool for toddlers and preschoolers.
Think… no more standing on the chair at the kitchen counter for your kids.
See what I needed one.
Did I sell you yet? If you look around the interwebz for one… well they are expensive.
So to make one yourself you only need:
- 1 – 1×8, 8 feet long
- 4 – 1×2, 8 feet long
- 1 – 1×3, 8 feet long
- 1 1/4" Screws
- Wood Glue
They are quite easy to make. But the instructions look complicated.
We made a couple changes...
We did not cut the arches for the top, but instead have straight support bars.
We also added one additional rung so that the platform can be raised higher for my little guy.
Neil cut and assembled the everything for me.
It works perfectly. We put chair sliders on the bottom so that Reid can slide this around the kitchen.
Reid loves being at the counter and helping with dinner, dishes, etc...
I love that he is safe.
I don't have to worry about him falling off a step stool or tipping over.
Of course the kitchen helper comes with added benefits...
And being a fort...
This was definitely a worth while project for us. We all love it!
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