I have finally completed the kitchen utility ladder. The final finish on this was shellac. On quartersawn white oak it looks very nice. The ray fleck common in quartersawn oak looks great.
So here are some pictures of the finished product.
Full view from side.
View of pinned, shouldered lap joint and the step shape.
Folding top step.
I have a couple of projects lined up for the summer. The first two are requests from family for a slide viewing box and another for a kitchen prep table. Then I will be doing a restoration on a Martin 000-1 acoustic guitar that has seen better days. Really looking forward to all three but the restoration project has me tingling with excitement.