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3-in-1 bed woodworking plan. Like a best friend, this bed grows up with your child. Starting as a crib for a newborn, this 'sleep System" easily changes into a bed for a toddler, and then into a full bed, serving a child well past adolescence. Simple decorative connector bolts and concealed cross dowels make these quick changes possible. Build all the parts now and be years ahead, or choose any one of the three beds to meet current needs.
Mil-spec M1A1 Abrams Tank woodworking plan. Rumbling like thunder across the battlefield comes a rolling fortress, ready to strike fun into the hearts of its recipient. This bulletproof bruiser fits the cargo bay of the AC-130 (plans sold separately) so you can airdrop your armor anywhere it's needed.
When your miniature plastic army men call in air support, this air-borne behemoth will be on standby, ready to answer the call. With spinning propellors, armament aplenty, and a spacious cargo area, this magnum-size model stays true to the imposing nature of the original. Featured in WOOD Issue 236,November 2015
No difficult machining or expensive hardwood needed for this doll stroller, just a sheet of 3/4" medium-density fiberboard (MDF). All pieces are glued and screwed together, or bolted on, making this stroller robust enough to withstand those inevitable fender benders. Featured in WOOD Issue 232, May 2015
Space-saving and straightforward in its construction, this loft bed supports a full-size mattress above a generous worksurface and two storage shelves within a 68-1/4" x 101-1/2" footprint. The compact unit fits easily into a child's room, a college dorm room, a city apartment or anywhere else you'd like to make the most use of floor space. Knockdown hardware holds it all together, so you can easily disassemble and move it. Featured in WOOD Issue 231, March 2015
Toy Box and Bench Woodworking Plan. This combo toy box and bench is a study in contrasting elements: the curved ends contrast with angled drawers. The industrial feel of the exposed-edge plywood contrasts with the polished brass hardware. The contrasting walnut drawer faces add a visual surprise upon opening the lid, while a secret drawer adds a literal one. Featured in the November 2013 issue of WOOD.
"Money Tree" Coin Bank Woodworking Plan. Who says money doesn’t grow on trees? Plant this scrollsawn coin bank in a fertile location and feed its roots often for a bountiful harvest. Featuring a three-dimensional “growing” design, this is one bank that makes saving fun. Featured in the November 2013 issue of WOOD.
Scrollsawn Gears Turn the kids loose with a pile of these scrollsawn gears and let their imagination run through an infinite number of spinning setups and creative configurations. Each gear sits atop a movable gear based and mount to perforated hardboard. Full-size patterns for all gears included. Featured in November 2012 issue of WOOD.
Rocking Horse Woodworking Plan — No cartoon DVD can take a child to places in his imagination with the speed of this rocking horse. You'll be sitting tall in the saddle; too, knowing you built this pine pony using simple handheld power tools. So gallop on into your shop and let's get started. The rocking horse seat rests 12" above the floor—ideal for children 12 months to 3 years old. http://www.woodstore.net/quandearoho.html