Whether motivated by nostalgia or necessity, most adults get a great deal of satisfaction from creating homemade items for the youngsters in their lives. This delightful collection is designed, built, and clearly written by the do-it-yourself experts at The Family Handyman magazine. It contains 33 handcrafted wooden toys, games, and furniture items that are not only beautiful and practical, but also items that will be cherished for years to come.
Tailored to meet the pleasures and needs of the younger set, the projects include a sled, a race car, a rocking dinosaur, an heirloom cradle, and the perpetual favorite, the little red wagon. The book also features detailed plan drawings and easy-to follow instructions, plus over 400 step-by-step full-color illustrations for completing every item. Each project includes complete cutting and buying lists to assure that the work goes smoothly right from the start. A special introductory section about building safely for children provides specific guidelines to help the reader build attractive products that are child-safe. From a snowflake ornament to a ring-toss game and from wagons and rocking toys to furniture and storage units, here are projects that can be made with confidence by woodworkers of all levels.
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