Toy Car Garage

by Matt
(Adelaide, SA, Australia)


I have completed the toy car garage,

This is my first ever woodworking project. I have to say a huge thank you for the toy car garage plans. Without these plans, i probably would have never done this project.

I am a youngish first time dad with twin boys who are growing up fast. I always wanted a toy car garage myself as a kid after seeing my cousin with one. So once i saw my boys enjoying playing with their many toy cars (their new ones + my old ones), i searched the internet and came across these plans, i downloaded them about 6 months ago, i had them in the back of my mind for awhile.

The time had come with some time off work, so I bought the materials and construction was underway. At first this was a daunting project for me having never done woodworking, not knowing what tools and equipment was required, but the step by step instructions on the website were easy to follow and it made this project quite enjoyable and i was enthusiastic to get it done.

The plans are great and good detail, i built this project with the 9mm MDF, using only tape measure, pencil, set square, straight edge, jigsaw, junior hacksaw and assorted files. Also I must give a special thank you to my beautiful wife for bringing the garage to life with her painting, it came up better than i ever imagined if i had attempted painting.

During construction (lounge room was my workshop) the boys have been playing with the garage before it was even finished and once finished the elevator really is the icing on the cake. they love it so much, i can see them using this for many years to come.

So again thank you kindly it is very much appreciated by myself and family.

Matt

South Australia

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Nov 11, 2016
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Lift mechanism
by: Tony

Hi Mike, that was quick. Good to know that it works for you.
Hope you are willing to share some photos.
Cheers, Tony

Nov 11, 2016
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Lift mechanism - Toy garage
by: Mike

Tony, many thanks. That was just the idea I needed. I've made a quick test version that works a dream.
Thanks again.

Mike

Nov 11, 2016
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Lift mechanism
by: Tony

Hi Mike, I do have an idea for that. Basically involves a form of friction braking using two pieces of wood and elastic bands.
Using it on my new winch operated toy dump truck plans, which I hope to publish soon.
Here is the link to the image:

Let me know if this makes any sense.
Cheers, Tony

Nov 11, 2016
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Lift mechanism - Toy garage
by: Mike

Just completing toy garage for my grandson. Has anybody come up with a solution for the lift mechanism to prevent gravity taking over the lowering of the lift car?

Oct 12, 2016
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Fantastic heirloom toy.
by: Wanda

Fantastic it really is super satisfying to make something for your children. I still gave toys my father made for my 30+ year old daughter being played with by grand daughter and great nieces and nephews. Your garage us sure to be loved by future generations to.

Oct 12, 2016
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Beautiful
by: Sheila

Hi Matt, just had a look at the finished toy garage that you and the team have just completed.
Well done and beautifully painted. The boys must be stoked with such a lovely toy garage to play with. Am sure it will be No.1 Toy for months to come. Looking at Tonys website I can see that he brings much joy to many kids around the world. Keep em coming Tony the world is a much better place with wooden toys.

Oct 12, 2016
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Great toy car garage
by: Tony

Hi Matt, thanks for the photos and the kind words. Great to hear from someone making toys, especially for the first time.

Your beatiful wife did a fantastic job with the painting.

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