Little helper tower

Submitted by Luvin_wood on Sat, 09/15/2018 - 12:55

I made this for a friend who has two little ones that are less than two years old. Although I enjoy the ease and convenience of the Kreg jig, I wanted to try something more difficult for this. So for the sides I used mortise and tenon joinery for the ladder rungs and top arches. The only screw I used we to place the hinges and attach the feet. I also didn’t like the gap in the platform that would have been caused by my 1x8 actually only being 7.5 in wide, so I made my own platform by joining the edges of two pieces of wood (one was 11 inches and the other was 6 inches wide). After clamping and lettting the glue dry, I trimmed up the platform to size. Due to the modifications the project took well over 20 hours, but was a fun challenge. 

Built from Plan(s)
Estimated Cost
100 dollars
Estimated Time Investment
Week Long Project (20 Hours or More)
Type of Wood
Pine and poplar
Finish Used
Minwax Poly shades espresso gloss
Recommended Skill Level
Advanced

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