Wood Shop

Handy Skills and Creative Building Projects for Kids

By Margaret Larson

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.

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Wood Shop by Margaret Larson should be required reading for all elementary-age children. From the gorgeous photos and illustrations to the detailed project plans and tool introductions, Wood Shop presents woodworking and making in a fun and informative way. These projects encourage building and bonding, which strengthen relationships and form self-reliance. Larson understands that children are extremely capable, and Wood Shop is the ideal book to introduce skills that will last a lifetime.” — Timothy Dahl, cofounder of Built by Kids
 
Product Details
Age range
8 - 12
Categories
Number of pages
216
Publication date
November 13, 2018
ISBN
9781612129426