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A Stool for Me, a 1973 Sesame Street classic

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A girl and her father saw off a slice of tree trunk with a crosscut saw and cut down a sapling with a hatchet. These pieces will become a seat and legs. Created in 1973, A Stool for Me is a classic Sesame Street short that films how a wooden stool is created from trees in a family’s forest.

sawing the stool
With some finishing and joining, the modest stool is made.

stool parts
making the stool
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Bonus: Mad Painter paints numbers 2-11.

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