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#1 posted 11-22-2007 12:04 AM
Very Thoughtfull,of you.
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#2 posted 11-22-2007 12:34 AM
Great project for the kids and you. If you had some 1X you could make shelves similar to the one you have posted. I also like benches from 1 X. They are very simple and fast.
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#3 posted 11-22-2007 12:55 AM
Here is a strong word of advice, small or tiny projects like toys can burn more time by far than a small bench or stool. The toy-like items will use half the materials or even less than a bigger project but consume easily 4x the hours.
I like TreeBones idea because a small stool that a kid can sit or stand on is still portable. I don’t know the situation but if it is left unpainted or finished then it can be a classroom art project to paint it.
I am writing this from experience.
-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com
#4 posted 11-22-2007 01:15 AM
My mom happened to have a grandchild project that was painted in the classroom and given as a gift. Something like this might be a good idea or at least get the creative process going.
LJ Karson gets involved with making toys and could probably give some great advice. http://lumberjocks.com/jocks/Karson
#5 posted 11-22-2007 01:21 AM
thanks guys all good advice ,you guys have a good point about toys , they do burn up the time .I have about 30 shelves already , the serving tray great idea I’ll use that one , I’ll post one by this weekend!
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#6 posted 11-22-2007 05:43 AM
Stools are a good idea, the kids can personalize them and can watch TV, use to brush their teeth in the bathroom, or help get to shelves in their room. I made about ten for my daughters Brownie troop, many of the girls had them years later.
-- Ron Central, CA
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