Kid's workbench

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Project by Fun With Woodworking posted 08-29-2012 09:40 PM 1587 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was digging through photos the other day and found these that I had totally forgot that I had. In July of 2010 I was building a workbench in my garage. It was my first official woodworking project and my excuse to buy a miter saw. My 5 year old was helping me when he asked if he could have a workbench too so we made a quick trip to Home Depot and got some materials. We made it all out of 1×3’s and some hard board. My garage is pretty full so whenever I build anything I have to set my tools up in my back patio and part of the process is bringing his workbench and scrap wood box out there too. He loves collecting all the scrap pieces and then stacking them together and making “constructions”.

-- Donald LeBlanc -

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#1 posted 08-29-2012 10:49 PM

He has got a nicer workbench than I do! I most certainly do not have my name or a batman logo on mine. Great to hear your are encouraging his creativity.

-- Kay - Just a girl who loves wood.

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#2 posted 08-30-2012 12:10 AM

That’s about the best build you can make, something with your son. It will be his favorite for a long time to come.
Thanks for showing.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#3 posted 08-30-2012 02:50 AM

WOW! What a great looking work bench! It’s just the perfect size for you. I can’t wait to see the projects you post here on LJ’s.

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#4 posted 08-30-2012 01:11 PM

That’s pretty cool, keep up the good work!


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#5 posted 08-30-2012 01:14 PM

Great project, with the perfect partner. I like the way you share the building process with him, time spent with
your children is always wonderful. Thank you for sharing.

-- As ever, Gus-the 80 yr young apprentice carpenter

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