While Jake and Mike worked on the well this last weekend, Cole and I spent the afternoon building a bench to go with our harvest table.  Currently, we have one small bench (the one that Cole is sitting on) and a large orange water cooler for seating.  Hardly enough for a family of five and any friends that come to visit.  

This was Cole's first big woodworking project.  We made it completely out of salvaged wood and with only a minimal amount of assistance, he did the measuring, marking and sawing.  I think next weekend, we'll make one more.

Jake came in at the end for some much needed muscle.  The last few nails were 4" long and very hard to hammer into the damp wood.  

What are some of your favorite building projects for kids?


  1. Fantastic bench! Your boys are certainly learning valuable life skills.

    So far our building projects have been limited to bird houses but we just picked up an antique buffet that we will be restoring together with the big boys, and there is a plan coming together for some bed making in the future.

  2. Thanks, Eryn. How funny, we're passing along our antique buffet for my brother to refinish. Bird houses are such a great project for little ones, aren't they?