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Thursday, October 11, 2012
Homemade Tree Blocks Tutorial
We had done this several years ago for Corbyn's first birthday and now he is six, we some how managed to lose some of the blocks.
As we had access to lots of trees on our property I was keen to do this project again before we moved. In fact we did on our second last day of being in Tassie.
lovely expensive ones you can buy? We made at least double this amount of blocks in various sizes. Although we did buy Rogan this tree house some years ago and they children play with both the tree blocks and tree house. However I do think they use the tree blocks more often than the tree house.
First select some branches to use of various widths and lengths to use.
Then randomly,well that is our method, you can measure and mark if you want, cut the branches with a drop saw.
Of course you can use a hand saw but you don't get as even a cut or as smooth a finish in my opinion. If a handsaw is all you have (as we did for a few of ours initially the first time we attempted this) then use what you have.
Please note: Saxon did use safety glasses for the cutting with the drop saw but took them off for this posed photo!!
Dare I admit that we actually nave never done this as we love the rough look and the drop saw as I said does give a lovely finish anyway But for anyone who is a purist you then sand and then polish with beeswax polish for a completed look.
Our children have had hours of play time with these blocks and you can often see them in my blog posts with the children's creativity.
In fact here is one from last night that Rogan made of various structures from Lord of the Rings:
Blessings to you and your homes,