Commenting on my latest entry and picture, Betsy over at LumberJocks pointed out that step stools normally have angled legs. And it didn’t take too long browsing the step stools posted on LumberJocks to show me that yup, the legs really should be wider at the base than at the top. Makes sense. So I glued one more board on the legs and here’s what I’ve got:

Redesign of Legs

After I do the dovetails, I’ll cut a nice gentle curve from top to bottom on the outsides of the legs. I think I’ll also cut a curve out of the middle of the base, too.