|Project by Elizabeth||posted 11-26-2012 03:12 AM||1544 views||2 times favorited||8 comments|
I made this out of maple as a Christmas gift for my four year old nephew. It’s from the book Wooden Puzzles: Thirty-one Favorite Puzzles and Patterns . The idea is to rearrange the letters to build as many words as you can. I plan to make additional letters to send to him later, to expand the number of words he can make.
The dowels are cherry and the finish is danish oil. I may need to put another coat on as some of the curves on the tops of the c, e and a are looking slightly dry in some light.
The fit of the dowels in the base’s holes is quite tight but I think he can manage it and it may loosen up over time. If he finds it hard to put them in, then he can build the words on a tabletop and use the base for storage.