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Children's furniture.

The youngsters in your life will delight in having furniture and playthings made--and scaled-just for them.

You'll find plenty of ideas in Children's Furniture (Lane Publishing Co., Menlo Park, Calif., 1985; $5.95), a new book filled with imaginative furniture, playthings, and room accessories for children of all ages.

The book features 34 projects, some that require beginning skills and tools, others to challenge the experienced woodworker.

The key to successful designs for children is scale. "Children live in a world of adultscale furnishings, furnishings that don't fit them either physically or psychologically. Even very young children need--and appreciate--furnishings scaled to their growing bodies and minds."

With that introduction, the 96-page book offers projects ranging from rocking horses and toy boxes to a space-shuttle bed and teen-ager's loft bed. Also included are child-size storage modules and bookshelves.

You're guided through the book by 23 color photographs and 60 illustrations. Every project is presented with a materials list, detail step-by-step instructions, and concise drawings and diagrams. Projects will yield either one-of-a-kind heirlooms or handsome designs that are considerable money-savers over their commercial counterparts.
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Date:Jun 1, 1985
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