From a surprisingly young age children know the difference between the toy version of something and the real McCoy. And the real deal is almost always preferable. We bet Nate is thrilled with this DIY pounding bench made by his grandfather which comes closer to approximating a real carpentry experience. Read on for his mom Cara's description.
Cara writes, My son loves to "work" with his toy hammer, so his grandfather made this simple pounding bench for him using a cabinet door left over from another project and a couple of scrap pieces of wood. He drilled holes according to the size of the wooden dowels and golf tees we had, but you could drill them smaller or larger depending on what you have on hand and the size of the "target" you want.
This certainly looks more fun to us than a toy pounding bench and a nice way to use scrap wood. As Cara would surely tell you, you'll want to supervise this activity to some degree and wait until an age you know is appropriate for your particular kid.
Bravo grandpa and thanks for sharing Cara!