Kids' Building Workshop Softcover   -     By: Craig Robertson, Barbara Robertson
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Workman Publishing / 2004 / Paperback

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If you think Popsicle-stick projects are fun, wait until you start building with lumber and using hand tools. It's easier than you think! Start with the essentials--the proper way to drive a nail, the safe way to drill a hole, the importance of measuring (and measuring again!) --and in no time you'll be ready to tackle it all.

Projects:

  • Checkboard
  • String Art
  • Twin Birdhouse
  • Sturdy Stool
  • Cricket Cage
  • Perfect Toolbox
  • Horse Sawhorses
  • Flip It
  • Allegra's Table
  • Bookhouse
  • Lemonade Stand
  • Puppet Theater
  • And more!

Product Information

Format: Paperback
Vendor: Workman Publishing
Publication Date: 2004
ISBN: 1580174884
ISBN-13: 9781580174886
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Publisher's Description

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).

Author Bio

Barbara Robertson is Director of Education at Williams College Museum of Art and designer of Kidspace @ MASS MoCA. She lives in Williamstown, Massachusetts with her husband Craig.
Craig Robertson has been a carpenter and contractor for 12 years. He lives in Williamstown, Massachusetts with his wife Barbara.

Editorial Reviews

“this is a fantastic family book that will soon have young woodworkers hammering, measuring and sawing with ease,…”

-Decorating Digest Craft & home Projects

 

“every project is accessible and will encourage kids of all ages to keep building.”

Central Penn Parent

 

“This can be a great way for parents to bond with their children while doing something educational.”

Playthings

 

 

“a clever book…”

Salt Lake Tribune

 

“…essential woodworking skills that will last a lifetime.”

Woodshop News

 

“Bold Graphics and clear instructions…”

Woodshop News

 

“A practical and enjoyable introduction to the subject.”

School Library Journal

 

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