Wood Toys to Donate

Sorry for the bad lighting in the photos – I wasn’t patient enough to wait until daylight to take pictures…

Our school has an auction yearly to raise money to keep tuition affordable. Each classroom does it’s own “box” with a theme that is then auctioned off to the highest bidder. My oldest son’s box theme was farming toys. If you have ever looked at buying a 1:16 or 1:32 scale tractor, you know that that was not going to happen! So, my husband and I decided to make a set of wooden farm toys to add to the box.

Hubby helped cut the small 1/2″ strips from some 1x lumber we had around. I used the chop saw to cut off all the pieces to the correct size and he set up a jig on the drill press to make sure all the holes were drilled in the same spot!

I used my new air nailer that I got for Christmas – yay (thanks hubby!) to tack everything together. I used wood glue along with nails on the feed bunk and shed.

It isn’t perfect, but I think it turned out well – and saved us a ton of money!

The fence folds into a solid block for storage and can be maneuvered to make different sized “yards”.

A closeup of the feed bunk and shed.

You can actually turn the shed over and store the fence and bunk right inside – not that it ever happens that way at our house!!!

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