Child's Workbench

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It ain’t fine woodworking, it’s not a friggin’ Roubo bench…but it made a 4 year old very happy! My daughter’s friend ask if I would build a bench for her son. She said all the ones she saw in the stores were cheaply made (shocker) and cost way too much. Said I would be happy to build it for her. She picked it up yesterday and I understand the young man was so happy he didn’t want to go to bed. Simple, but well built. 1×3 frame work, MDF top and bottom shelves, two coats of latex paint. Thanks for looking

-- Rick, Union,KY

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#1 posted 572 days ago

Great work, nothing better that making a kid smile. Great work….

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#2 posted 572 days ago

There is special place for you in Heaven making stuff for the kids there!

-- Chesapeake Bob, Southern Maryland

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#3 posted 572 days ago

Thanks gentlemen, I had a great time building it.

-- Rick, Union,KY

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#4 posted 572 days ago

I love it, I’ll have to make one for my boy. Making something has so much more value than buying it.

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#5 posted 572 days ago

Oh wow! I’ll be building two of these! One for my house and one for where he lives.

-- Natalie - My mind is like a bad neighborhood, I don't like to go there alone.

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#6 posted 572 days ago

Great job, Rick! Who knows what creativity might be sparked at this little bench? And, years from now he may be sitting in a rocker on his porch talking to his grandson telling him about his first workbench. More than just a bench, you built him a memory!

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#7 posted 572 days ago

To a 4 year old, it is fine woodworking and as good as a robo bench! Good job.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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#8 posted 572 days ago

This project makes the others pale by comparison. The smile of a 4 year old is the highest sign of approval. It looks super. I hope to have grandkids someday and I’m putting this on the list of things to build for them! Thanks for sharing. Oh, Rick-it snowed here in West Tennessee last night. Except for the rain, its been a pretty nice winter here.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#9 posted 571 days ago

Wow! I love this, I mean the kids will love that. A great project to train kids for work and fun at the same time.


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#10 posted 571 days ago

As far as I am concerned it’s very fine furniture. I really enjoy making things for the kids. Their projects are always top priority to me. Great work and it looks like I’ll be making one just like it but pink for the granddaughter.

-- Steve - "Never Give Up"

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#11 posted 571 days ago

Thanks again for all the views and kind comments

-- Rick, Union,KY

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#12 posted 570 days ago

My grandson would love it, no, any little boy would love it.

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#13 posted 567 days ago

Nice bench! you should go have a look at the one i built for my 3 year old son!

-- there is always room for improvement.

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