After reading the comments, we decided to do the hinged learning tower, but took one dad's suggestion and used vertical legs on the non-ladder sides, too. We felt like it would be sturdier and would put less stress on the hinges. My son is much safer than he was on our step stool. He calls this tower his castle.
Built from Plan(s)
Estimated Time Investment
Week Long Project (20 Hours or More)
Type of Wood
White wood pine
Paint, which took the majority of the 20+ hours. We're also sanding fanatics. Actual construction took very little time.
Recommended Skill Level