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Step repair

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Our new step stool developed a small crack on the top step.

Attaching a furring strip with small screws through the plastic seems to have made it stable again.

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for the continuing posts on how to make minor fixes like this. Even though I might never have this exact problem (though I have a stool that looks just like this, so maybe I will!), I appreciate the emphasis on mending and making do. It's a very healthy counterbalance to our disposable consumer culture's general mindset, and helps inspire me to find ways to make my own little fixes to lengthen the lifespan of my stuff.
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