Wood Shop: Handy Skills and Creative Building Projects for Kids

Wood Shop: Handy Skills and Creative Building Projects for Kids

by Margaret Larson


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Come on, kids: grab a hammer, step up to the workbench, and get ready to measure, saw, drill, and make cool things! Wood Shop is an exciting introduction for today’s kids to an age-old tradition: building with wood.

With step-by-step photographs and clear instructions, aspiring woodworkers learn essential skills such as how to drive a nail, use a power drill, “measure twice, cut once,” and saw correctly. Then the fun begins, with 17 cool and creative projects kids can build to furnish the wood shop, decorate their bedrooms and homes, and create their own play equipment. Favorite projects include Tic-Tac-Toe-To Go!, One-Board Birdhouse, a Tool Tote, and a hanging Twinkle Light. Wood Shop is the perfect gift for tinkerers, young makers, fans of LEGO toys, and aspiring carpenters and engineers.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781612129426
Publisher: Storey Books
Publication date: 11/13/2018
Pages: 216
Sales rank: 206,900
Product dimensions: 9.40(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Margaret Larson is the co-owner of the New England School of Architectural Woodworking and The Workbench, a woodworking and craft school offering classes for kids and adults. She lives with her family in western Massachusetts.

Table of Contents


Shop Skills
Chapter 1: Setting Up Shop
Chapter 2: Tool School

Chapter 3: Workshop & Storage
  Sawing Jigs
  Clever Compass
  Tool Tote
  Storage Pegboard
  My Own Workbench
Chapter 4: Fun & Games
  Easy-Up Tent
  Tiny Tent
  Tic-Tac-Toe – To Go!
  One-Board Birdhouse
  Sky-High Stilts
Chapter 5: My Room
  String Thing
  Twinkle Twinkle Star
  Hanging Twinkle Board
  DIY Pencil Holder
Chapter 6: House
  Tea Light Candleholder
  Clock Time
  Mighty Message Board

  Makers' Market
  Metric Conversion Chart 

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