$25 Toddler Workbench

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Project by EdsCustomWoodCrafts posted 07-06-2015 02:09 AM 1331 views 3 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My 2 year old son loves helping me with my projects and loves a screw gun so I thought it was a good time make him his own little workbench I took some measurement from him and added a little more so as that he can grow into the bench but still use it now…

I designed it as usual on Sketchup using 2×4 solely and a little pegboardand you can see some dimensions but I suggest you decided how big or small yours needs to be…

Shopping list
(4) 2×4’s
(1) 2’x2’ pegboard ( my dimensions were 22”x24” wide
(1 box) 3” screws

Cut list:
(6) 2×4x24” ( bottom shelf, main work surface , top stretcher)
(2) 2×4x45” ( back legs)
(2) 2×4x23.5” (front legs)
(4) 2×4x9” ( side stretchers)

I think it came awesome and he has been playing with it for hours, all that’s left is for me to get him some toy tool…...

-- Thanks Ed “A bad day woodworking is better than a good day working. ~Author unknown”

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#1 posted 07-06-2015 04:30 AM

Nice job Ed, time to start stocking it with tools of the trade. May I suggest a large wooden mallet for driving square pegs thru round holes. Maybe a starter vise for holding larger boards or crushing smaller toys. Options are endless, enjoy your time.

-- Greg, No. Cal. - "Gaudete in Domino Semper"

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#2 posted 07-06-2015 01:38 PM

Start em young. He could be the next Norm or Tommy Mac.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#3 posted 07-23-2015 09:18 PM

Great idea and cost efficient. Love it!

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#4 posted 07-23-2015 10:55 PM

Great idea and cost efficient. Love it!

- lumberpete


-- Thanks Ed “A bad day woodworking is better than a good day working. ~Author unknown”

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#5 posted 07-23-2015 11:13 PM

Good job, Ed. He will get a lot of use out of it.

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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