September 13, 2010
I am a skilled carpenter and proud father of 3 boys. I started making furniture for my toddler twins from reclaimed materials and construction “waste” (i.e. perfectly good material that would have ended up in a dumpster).
If your kids are like mine then your young children have a budding sense of independence as soon as they are able to crawl and stand. As a parent I wanted to nurture my boys’ growing skills and minds without putting my children in harm’s way. I love building pint sized furniture that either fit young toddlers or that they can grow into. It gives them a safe way to feel competent and independant as they learn new skills and practice others.
If you are interested in commissioning furniture, a miniature home, or, play structures you can learn more at my Web site.
Small homes and play structures teach children important lessons about caring for their home and are an important prop in any child’s imagination. Probably all of us remember a fort, tree house, or another play structure where we would stash our toys, hide from evil invaders, or pester elder siblings. A miniature house provides a special and safe place just for your child.
Solid wood tables and chairs, built to their specific dimensions allow children to sit up straight with their feet flat on the floor. There they can draw, play, and eat at their very own table and in their very own chair – just like mom and dad. Not only does this help your children develop good posture, but it will allow them a safe way to foster a sense of competence.