Delight your little woodworker with this simple workbench suitable for toddlers and preschoolers.
This week, our entire family has been battling a couple standard Alaska things. One being the weather.
And the other being wheezing. I'll spare you a photo.
So I was quite grateful to the Ram tonight for lending his superior building skills and whipping this one out. I was helping him cut some boards, then went inside to tell Grace a bed time story . . . perhaps dozed off for just a few minutes, and the Ram wakes me up to tell me to get the camera. So don't think you don't have time to put something like this together for your little one in time for Christmas.
Would be cute pink too! This piece cost about $10 to build, and is definitely sized for a preschooler toddler. I used mostly scraps, with some new 1x3s furring strips for $1.43 each. Dimensions are based off the Pottery Barn Kids one. Because the bench is made of solid wood, you can drill holes in the legs, back, or workbench for pounding blocks through or hanging tools on the back or even attach a vise or pretend saw blade. Your creativity (and time of course) are your only limitations! Can't wait to see what you build!
1 – 4′ long 1×12
2 – 8′ long 1x3s
1 1/4″ screws
wood glue, filler paint and finishing supplies
1 – 1×12 @ 18″
1 – 1×12 @ 19 1/2″
4 – 1×3 @ 11 1/2″
3 – 1×3 @ 19 1/2″
4 – 1×3 @ 18 1/4″
Fill holes with wood filler and let dry. Make sure holes are completely filled – you may need to add a second coat. Sand with 120 grit sandpaper. Vacuum and wipe clean with a damp cloth. Prime and paint.
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