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i have a 20 month old granddaughter that's always wanting to see what mom's doing in the kitchen so i make this stand that has a adjustable platform as she gets taller we can move it down if i had to do it again i would make a few changes but works fine for now
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Sorry it was the right way up when i posted it not sure how that happened
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I like it, and especially like the idea of a mommy-helper platform, but can't figure out how the platform adjusts.
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Sorry it was the right way up when i posted it not sure how that happened
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If you'll take your photos landscape rather than portrait they'll always come out correctly. Otherwise you'll need to open the portrait image in software that allows you to rotate the image and save it rotated. So it's just easier to shoot in landscape (rotate your phone counter-clockwise for proper orientation).

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If you'll take your photos landscape rather than portrait they'll always come out correctly. Otherwise you'll need to open the portrait image in software that allows you to rotate the image and save it rotated. So it's just easier to shoot in landscape (rotate your phone counter-clockwise for proper orientation).

Here's a little more info if you want to read the 'behind the scenes reason' - https://www.woodworkingtalk.com/f16/...2/#post1807530

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I do not understand. My photos have always had the correct orientation regardless of whether I take portrait or landscape.



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Well, George, clearly many have issues with it so that's why the instructions. I'm glad yours work for you.

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i have a 20 month old granddaughter that's always wanting to see what mom's doing in the kitchen so i make this stand that has a adjustable platform as she gets taller we can move it down if i had to do it again i would make a few changes but works fine for now

We had one of these (store bought, not homemade) for our daughter a long time ago and I'd forgotten all about it until now. Thanks for the memories.
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I used decorative wood screws from a old futon bed and if you take the second step out you can then lower the platform down and use the same holes. If i did it again i would make the front legs on more of an angle so the first step doesn't stick out past the front legs, making everything a little more stable, second i would make the platform 16'' high not 18'' and only one step.

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I used decorative wood screws from a old futon bed and if you take the second step out you can then lower the platform down and use the same holes. If i did it again i would make the front legs on more of an angle so the first step doesn't stick out past the front legs, making everything a little more stable, second i would make the platform 16'' high not 18'' and only one step.

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I like the project!

I assume that you would need to drill new holes on the back (front?) legs to move the platform down?

I'm guessing that 18" is about eye height for the cherub?

Can I recommend installing more support rails on the sides and back (front?)? At that age, kids are very clumsy, and I think could easily slide out. The kitchen is probably the last place you need a faceplant.

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Hi thank you for your comment, you can use the hole from the second step and i pre drilled a hole in the back legs for the back screws using a dark stain has made it barely noticeable, putting more support rails would have been a good idea.
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Staying on the "safety" note, I would suggest making the base wider than the top. As children get taller and chunkier they can exert a lot of sideways force when they reach to help. A top heavy straight pillar topples much easier than a tapered one.
(youve never seen a pyramid fall over, have you?)
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