And all of them were made from this pallet:
Of course I got the idea to use a pallet from Ana White's blog (http://www.ana-white.com/) and then someone posted a pallet on Freecycle and I knew it was destiny. I quickly picked up the pallet and took it apart - a slightly painful experience - and I had this:
Then I cut down the pieces to size and added some new 1x2's for the support pieces (pallet wood looks great all distressed and it is solid and strong but I needed the 1x2's to build a support from). These are the pieces it takes to build one stool.
I added some personalization to the top step because these will all be gifts, useful gifts lets hope. This one below is for our neighbors. I mean who couldn't use a step stool, especially when you have kids - you need one almost everywhere - bathroom, kitchen, closet.