we shifted to a new house house where the kitchen worktop is high.
A platform is required for easy access for my wife.
I wanted to make a dual purpose furniture.
I ended up with this
Step 1: Material
I found these doors - possibly that of a larder
Dismantled the doors.
cut them to size
36" long - 4
24" long - 3 for steps
6" for the top rung
24" strips - 3 to support the top
24"X36" MDF- laminated
3/8 - 3" bolts - 2
4 pairs of ply wood door wheels
I used a plunge router for dovetail joints
This is the step ladder
When open it is about 33" high
Enough to reach the top shelf, paint the ceiling etc.
And when closed. . . . . .
It is about 6" high
Enough to access the kitchen worktop easily
The wheels allow easy movement around the kitchen
Initial photo - needs sanding finishing
I was thinking of simple tung oil finish