Jun
25
2011
You Can Build This! The Design Confidential Free Woodworking Plans to Build a Toddler Learning Tower

You have been asking...and would you believe I finally answered? It took me a while to come up with a method of building this piece that looks good, and yet is also easy to build and inexpensive as well! I know there are many, many, many of you who have been waiting for this plan, so I hope that each of you will help me out by making sure that everyone knows it's been posted so that you might be able to finish in time for the holidays, if you so desire! Please tell everyone you know who has a toddler... this is easy and cost effective, you will save HUNDREDS! Cute right? Love this... Sturdy, Safe and still provides a learning and tactile experience for your little ones! Four adjustable height levels to grow with your kiddo's! This is part of our Hand Built Holiday Workshop Series! Our new kind of "No Child Left Behind" policy!

You Can Build This! The Design Confidential Free Woodworking Plans to Build a Toddler Learning Tower
Estimated Cost
$50-$75
Dimensions
You Can Build This! The Design Confidential Free Woodworking Plans to Build a Toddler Learning Tower
Tools
Lumber
  • 2 - 1x3 at 6'
  • 1 - 1x4 at 6'
  • 1 - 1x12 at 6'
  • 3/4 Sheet of 3/4" Plywood or MDF
  • 1 - 1" Round Dowel Rod at 6' or 54" if you can purchase by inch or linear foot.
Materials
Cut List
  • 4 - 1x3 at 35" Leg Stands
  • 2 - 1x4 at 22 1/2" Upper Front Board
  • 2 - 1x12 at 22 1/2" Lower Front Board
  • 2 - 3/4" Ply or MDF at 25"x39" Side Panels
  • 1 - 3/4" Ply or MDF at 22 1/4" x 20" Standing Board
  • 2 - 1" Round Dowel Rod at 27" Dowels
Instructions

Before beginning to build, always check in on my site to make sure you have the most up to date set of plans, I occasionally update and change the plans to make the building process easier or to allow for less expensive purchasing of materials! Read through the entire set of instructions and all comments before beginning this project. If you print out or save plans, be sure to check in on my site to be sure you have the most up to date set of plans, as I occasionally update things for ease of building or buying. If you are new to building, read through the GETTING STARTED section and other articles found under the BUILD tab in the menu on my site, it has valuable information about how to get started, tools and techniques. If you are unfamiliar with the finishing process, visit my Finishing school for some tips and tricks for painting like a pro and for special finishing practices. Use glue to secure your joints and Consider Painting or Staining individual sections prior to assembling. This makes the paint application virtually flawless. Coat with a spray on Poly or Wipe on Poly to protect your finish and your piece and it will last for ages. Adhere to all safety standards and guidelines, and be sure you follow safety protocol throughout your build. If you are unsure about whether you are building safely, run a quick online search for the tool or technique you are using, or contact me via email or post to the forum before you move ahead. My contact info can be found in the menu of my site.

Step 1
You Can Build This! The Design Confidential Free Woodworking Plans to Build a Toddler Learning Tower

Cut your Side Panels to size and shape accordingly. You will need 2 of these, so consider creating one and using that as the template for the other. Use your drill to create pilot holes that are large enough for your jig saw blade or router bit to fit, inside the areas you will be cutting out, then use your jig saw or router to carve the shape. For the circular holes that will house the dowel rods, you can use a 1" hole saw drill bit or spade bit.

Step 2
You Can Build This! The Design Confidential Free Woodworking Plans to Build a Toddler Learning Tower

Cut your front boards to size and create pocket holes using your Kreg Jig set for 3/4" material, then fasten to the Side Panels using 1 1/4" pocket hole screws and glue. They should sit 20 1/4" apart to allow for your 20" deep standing board to have 1/8" on either side. Cut your standing board to size and your dowel rods...

Step 3
You Can Build This! The Design Confidential Free Woodworking Plans to Build a Toddler Learning Tower

Attach the Leg Stands, one on each side of the Panel. Use 1 1/4" Wood Screws and Glue. If you would like to carve the ends into an arc shape for decorative purposes, you can! Each stand should extend beyond the panel by 5" on either side.

Step 4
You Can Build This! The Design Confidential Free Woodworking Plans to Build a Toddler Learning Tower

With curved leg stands: Use a sander, jig saw, or router to slightly curve the top outside edges. I would very likely use my sander for this, it's fast and easy this way.

Finishing Instructions

Fill any Screw, Nail or Pocket Holes, Sand and Finish as Desired. For Finishing Tips and Tricks visit my Finishing School

Disclaimer

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