Keep that little builder busy with this sturdy wooden workbench that's just the right size. Right down to the nuts and bolts, this set includes a functioning vise, tool rack, wooden tools and hardware, and a storage shelf. Ideas to spark the imagination are included!
Recommended for ages 3 years and up
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Rated 4 out of
The neighbors come to build, too!My 6 yr old son got this for Christmas, LOVED putting it together (with parental help), took off flying with the booklet of models to make with the wooden pieces, bolts, screws, etc., and quickly began making designs of his own. His twin sister and our neighbors' children all love playing with this, too. The boys have been making everything in the project book, and some unidentified objects as well. The girls have loved this , too, but have wished that there were also project designs to make baby crib, stroller, high chair kinds of things . I'm not sure the designers anticipated this sort of interest from the girls, but it really is a big hit with mine and my neighbors'. I encountered one problem; the wooden screw on the front-mounted vice grip splintered out and broke from the repeated torque. The company cheerfully replaced the whole section quickly and at no cost. I did suggest a redesign of that particular screw of a more durable material able to stand up to the repeated twisting and pressure.I also suggested that they begin to offer supplemental design books and sets of extra building pieces. All things considered, I love this, would give it as a gift or buy is all over again.
Date published: 2010-06-13
Rated 5 out of
Mom of 2 from
Excellent buyWe bought this for our rough and tough nephew that loves to be like his daddy. My husband and I put this together in about half an hour with our two year old crawling all over us and the work bench. It is very sturdy and instructions made it easy to assemble. It came with a lot of pieces to play with. My two year old daughter loved playing with it as we put it together. The wood isn't real cheap and smooth so no splinters. My only complaint is the vice as it is a little difficult to operate but still works.
Date published: 2014-12-08
Rated 4 out of
good productIt is great to see the delight in your child's face as the project is complete. However only one project can be constructed at one time so each project that is made has to be taken apart. Wish you can buy extra pieces as I would purchase more.
Date published: 2012-04-27
Rated 3 out of
Vice was stuck coming out of the box.Melissa and Doug put out great products and we always check with them first before getting toys. We only buy toys that we believe will make it through our children and still be around for their children. I don't want it to sound like we are bashing this workbench because it is awesome and the kids love it. It's just that they would love it even more if the vice was a functioning vice. It looks like it might have been crossthreaded so it wouldn't go in or out and eventually the handle broke from them trying to make it work. Things happen, no big deal. In all fairness I have not contacted the company yet and I'm sure they will make it right. One lesson I did learn? Why not wait until February to put it together, that way they get Christmas like excitement twice! haha BTW we forgot about it being in the back of our Suburban coming back from Grandma's. It was a breeze to put together if you just take your time and follow directions.
Date published: 2013-02-04
Rated 4 out of
Kat McGib from
Wooden Project WorkbenchThe workbench has been a wonderful addition to our 4 year olds playthings. However, three of the small round hubs have been misplaced. Which makes building the models in the booklet impossible. I would purchase an additional construction kit if one contained the small hubs.
Date published: 2016-03-17
Rated 3 out of
Looks great.. no manualLooks great, and would like to build it. no instructions or booklets were included. Good thing they have them online.
Date published: 2015-12-27
Rated 4 out of
CarolAnn Montessori Mom from
Very SturdyMy not-yet 3 year old loves building things so we purchased this workbench for him. He hasn't stopped playing with it since he helped assemble it. The workbench itself is very sturdy when assembled. The wrench works great, and the hammer has a very realistic claw. The nuts and bolts work together perfectly. My sole problem: The screwdriver is the wrong size for the bolts. My son can use a real screwdriver, and did while assembling the product, but he gets frustrated with the wooden screwdriver included because it slips in the bolts. The screwdriver is not the full length of the slot in the bolts, but more importantly it isn't the right width either. It moves in both directions while trying to turn it. He became so upset that we just had to "lose" the screwdriver. If this product is revamped in the future, the only change I would make would be to either increase the size of the head on the screwdriver, or make the slot on the bolts narrower so they work together better.
Date published: 2012-09-13
Rated 2 out of
Wore out quickly!I was so excited about this toy but the vise wore out immediately and the bolts are already stripped (?) so it's been hard for me to even attempt to fix it. How does one go about getting replacement parts?
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