I am going to be a first time Grandma and this project has been on my mind to make for him as soon as I saw it!!!
Assembly was a little tricky as I felt I needed to be sure it was very sturdy and safe. I also felt a bit out of practice as I haven't been making stuff as much as I was in the past, it may be more of a beginner level project, but I definitely needed my dad's guidance and assistance. (Thanks dad!)
I felt it needed a thicker wood for the body of the scooter so I used 1.5" wood instead of 3/4".
I am unsure on the time to make as I worked on it in the evenings after work. It did take more time than I expected, but I am super picky and wanted to add some extra touches to it.
I found the perfect monkey and bodysuit with scooters on it and that made it the perfect baby shower gift!

Built from Plan(s)
Estimated Time Investment
Day Project (6-9 Hours)
Type of Wood
3/4" pine and 1.5" pine
Finish Used
Acrylic paint, triple thick satin poly finish.
Recommended Skill Level
Intermediate

Comments

brookifer86

Sat, 08/04/2012 - 06:26

Oh my goodness, I LOVE this! The modifications you made are brilliant too! I've been trying my hand at building more, and it seems like I'm plagued with splitting and such. Now I know to try 2x instead of 1x wood! I also love that you sandwiched the supports between the rockers instead of on top. Great ideas to make this build better!

MichelleC

Sun, 02/02/2014 - 17:35

I love how yours turned out!!! I want to build this for my daughter for her 2 year old birthday but was afraid the 1x wood wouldn't be strong enough so I was considering the 2x, and I'm definitely going to do it now after looking at yours, thanks! Her birthday is in one week so I have to stay focused this week!

cutepickles

Fri, 12/04/2015 - 16:35

You did an amazing job.  So adorable!  May I ask what you used to cut the thicker stock? I don't have a bandsaw and I'm wondering if it's a "must have" tool for this project. ;)

 

Thanks! :)