The Kids' Building Workshop: 15 Woodworking Projects for Kids and Parents to Build Together

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Storey Publishing, LLC, 2004 - Crafts & Hobbies - 136 pages
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Boys and girls love woodworking projects! But most kids (and most parents) lack woodworking skills. That's where Kids' Building Workshop steps in. Craig Robertson, a master carpenter and renowned designer and builder of furniture, and Barbara Robertson, an art educator who specializes in teaching children, have developed an inspired method for teaching kids and their parents the basics of woodworking.

In this lively, fully photographed and illustrated book, the Robertsons present fun projects that teach essential woodworking skills. For example, the Spider-Web String Art project teaches kids how to wield a hammer, and the Drilled Name Plaque project teaches kids the safe and proper way to use a drill.

Building on these basic skills, the book moves on to intermediate-level projects. Kids learn how to make a sawhorse, a tool box, a step stool--all things that every carpenter must have to build bigger and more elaborate projects.

Finally, the kids are ready to take on seriously hip projects: a cricket cage, a book house, a dollhouse (and dollhouse furniture!), a lemonade stand, and a kids' play table.

The Kids' Building Workshop is a great primer that passes the hammer to a new generation of woodworking kids (and their parents).

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OK book but not the best

User Review  - jsphdmphrd - Overstock.com

This book is ok but not great. The projects are pretty standard - the same ones you find in other books. They are really for kids with little or no experience or imagination. I would recommend ... Read full review

About the author (2004)

Craig Robertson is a skilled carpenter with 20 years of experience designing and building houses and furniture. Barbara Robertson is the director of education at the Williams College Museum of Art. Their daughters Camille, 13, and Allegra, 11, helped write this book

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