My Big Squid is pretty handy when it comes to wood working. To our right you will see a picture of the play house he built last spring over a weekend. He used no plans and only bought the swing, rock wall, and slide pre-fab. I am not saying that was the best way to go, but man it turned out good!!! To the left, is the wand he made me when the final Harry Potter came out. It is awesome!
Recently, Messy Mermaid's mommy asked him if he would build her a bookshelf. Boy I jumped on that band wagon! We had plans in mind, Grace's Bookshelves, which you will find at Ana-White.com, and put him to work. It took him about 4 days total over like 2 weeks, and they were a little more work than he thought, but after about $130.00 we have 2 amazing bookshelves that would retail for about $200.00 each! Here is MMM's all sanded and ready to go, and ours painted and then all set up, complete with lego Hogwart's Express I got for Christmas! They are amazing and I am pretty sure there are a couple more in my future.