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Step 3: Overview

The stepladder consists of four different assemblies:

- Back support: Two sides with three joining pieces (stretchers).  Joined by dowel-reinforced butt joints

- The steps: Two sides with three steps.  Joined by dado joints.

- The top: Five slats with two supports. Joined by dado joints.

- Side supports: Two simple side pieces with rounded ends.

The stepladder folds up to form a compact unit for storage.