Building Unique and Useful Kids' Furniture

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Woodworking FAQ: The Workshop Companion

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FATHERS' DAY PRESENTATION—Why kids are like 2x4s

Spike will give a "Get ready for Fathers' Day" presentation, Thursday, June 6th at the Little Falls Library at 5:00 pm.                                                       


 Everyone's invited. Spike will talk about his new book, "Building Unique and Useful Kids' Furniture Projects," talk about his wood cowboy hat and build a couple of projects. Anyone who wants to build a "Houdini Bottle Holder" as a Fathers' Day (or Anyone Day) present can do it. It's free. 


Spike's Projects

THE "THING" — It's SPRING! Time to rock & roll

The THING is for spring. Kids can rock on it, climb over it, play under it and let their imaginations soar. Complete instructions right here, right now. 

"Houdini" levitating wine bottle holder

This may perhaps be the simplest gift project of all time. You need 1 x 6 x 12" board, drill, jigsaw and about 1/2 hour of time (maybe a little more on your first one.) Instead of giving just a bottle of wine, give a magical bottle!