Homemade Toy garage.

IMG_0264How to make.

Level: Hard.

Cost: Little – If using scrap wood you have. Other wise £5- £10.

Enjoyment: The boys had Lots of fun designing and being allowed to use the tools from daddy garage. The boys were very impressed with the garage as they got to play with their matchbox cars on / in it.

Time: Approx. 3 – 4 hours.

You will need: 

  • Thin MDF Wood ( 6- 9 mm). You can usually find this in the off-cut bin in your local DIY shop.
  • Nails, screws, and Glue (we used no nails).
  • Tools – Drill, saw, jigsaw, hammer, screwdriver, tape measure and set square etc.
  • Pencil/ paper.
  • Sandpaper.
  • Paint and/or sharpies to decorate.
  • Varnish.

How to make.

  1. Draw your plan/ idea first on paper to suit the amount of wood you have available and your chosen design. This should be based on your ability to how technical it can be. It could be just a cube with an entrance cut out or more technical multi levels and ramps. Up to you!
  2. Cut wood to your measurements.
  3. Create arches/entrances first.
  4. Drill holes into the corners of the wood.
  5. Apply your chosen glue to join all sides together.
  6. Then screw all your pieces of wood together to create your garage.
  7. Allow the glue to dry.
  8. Sand down corners to remove sharp/rough edges and any excess glue.
  9. Paint as you wish adding any details with a sharpie pen.
  10. Allow to dry.
  11. Varnish to give added protection and a lasting finish.
  12. Enjoy playing with it!

IMG_0260IMG_0262emmas xxx.

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