In an era when everything is factory made of disposable plastic, well-made wooden toys stand out every time: They’re simple, ageless, and just plain fun. The twenty projects in this book are smartly designed and built to last. They'll stand up to hard play and still look good when passed down from one generation to the next.
Whether you’re looking for rugged toy trucks, delicate dollhouse furniture, or timeless bookshelves and toy chests designed to grow with your kids, Classic Wooden Toys is a reliable guide and helpful hand that walks you through the entire building process. Complete with step-by-step instructions and easy-to-follow photos and drawings, these projects are perfect for makers at all levelsfrom first time woodworkers to seasoned pros. With projects from Andy Rae, David Wakefield, and Chuck Hedlund, these twenty designs offer something for every makerand hours of imaginative play for the lucky kids who get to play with them.
|Publisher:||Spring House Press|
|Product dimensions:||8.40(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.60(d)|
About the Author
One of the woodworking industry’s most experienced journalists, Jim Harrold brings nearly three decades of writing and woodworking Classic Wooden Toys. His goal is to help woodworkers learn as much about woodworking as possible through the variety of attractive projects, essential techniques, and important products found in each issue.
Most recently the editor of Woodcraft magazine, Jim served as the editor of Home Plan Ideas, Do-It-Yourself, and Wood magazines, and headed up several building books bearing the Better Homes & Gardens name. Now retired, Jim’s assembled the shop he’s always wanted and spends his free time building furniture, jewelry boxes, and whatever else suits his woodworking needs.
Table of Contents
Painting Ease, Rocking Pony, Marble Race, Magic Coin Bank, Rainbow Thrower,Scrapwood Wagon
Doll Cradle, Doll High Chair
Three of a kind Trucks, Front-End Loader,Toy Truck, Road Grader,Bulldozer, Tug Boat
Push Toy Pals
Chomping Shark, Waddling Walrus, Beaver
Treasure Chest, Kid Friendly Toy Box, Pencil Post Book Shelf