The Kids' Building Workshop (Paperback)

15 Woodworking Projects for Kids and Parents to Build Together

By Barbara Robertson, Craig Robertson

Storey Publishing, LLC, 9781580174886, 144pp.

Publication Date: June 1, 2004

List Price: 14.95*
* Individual store prices may vary.


Pass the hammer to a new generation! This kid-friendly guide covers the essentials of carpentry, including the proper way to drive a nail, the safe way to drill a hole, and the importance of measuring. You’ll be amazed at how fast your miniature carpenter acquires the skills to complete 15 projects that include game boards, play sets, lemonade stands, birdhouses, equine sawhorses, and more. Young crafters will be ready for the woodshop in no time.

About the Author

Barbara Robertson is Director of Education at Williams College Museum of Art and designer of Kidspace @ MASS MoCA. She lives in Williamstown, Massachusetts with her husband Craig.

Craig Robertson has been a carpenter and contractor for 12 years. He lives in Williamstown, Massachusetts with his wife Barbara.

Praise For The Kids' Building Workshop: 15 Woodworking Projects for Kids and Parents to Build Together

“this is a fantastic family book that will soon have young woodworkers hammering, measuring and sawing with ease,…”

-Decorating Digest Craft & home Projects


“every project is accessible and will encourage kids of all ages to keep building.”

Central Penn Parent


“This can be a great way for parents to bond with their children while doing something educational.”




“a clever book…”

Salt Lake Tribune


“…essential woodworking skills that will last a lifetime.”

Woodshop News


“Bold Graphics and clear instructions…”

Woodshop News


“A practical and enjoyable introduction to the subject.”

School Library Journal