DIY ProjectsHomemade Wooden Rocking Horse Giraffe DIY Project

Homemade Wooden Rocking Horse Giraffe DIY Project

This Homemade Wooden Rocking Horse Giraffe DIY Project is a task for homesteaders who enjoy woodworking and creating family heirlooms that can be passed down to multi-generational of children within the family.

Homemade Wooden Rocking Horse Giraffe DIY Project

For those who have kids, having a wooden rocking horse in their room as a warm accessory. It can be ridden for fun and very sturdy, providing parents who built it some satisfaction for making this by hand for their child. Here, we have a rocking giraffe – let’s call it Gilly – that can built for your child.

With this big DIY project, you will need plenty of materials: 100g ball of black wool, 1 1/2″ thick pieces of oak, 1 meter of 3×2 pine, a 4” length of 10″ x 2” thick ash, a 10″ length of 1″ square tulip, 1/2” thick solid oak, a piece of abroom handle, PVA Glue, dual Epoxy Resin glue, white Primer & Eggshell paint, and Mahogany stain with a 1/4″ artist brush. Then, get the tools out and begin to saw, grind, nail, drill, and paint the giraffe that rocks.

It is a big project that is made to be time-consuming but working in the long haul because it is a wooden structure. Be patient when looking at the rules on assembling the chair from the bottom to the top. While one can buy a pre-made wooden rocking toy, it is more expensive and some people like to try their own construction for cheap. This also includes correctly nailing down the essentials – eyes, ears, mouth – of the giraffe’s body. This will take some extra time to do and probably be a two-day thing. But, lastly, don’t forget to paint it like a giraffe with its spots and lines: don’t make it into a horse as titled.

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Melissa Francis
Melissa Francis
Greetings! I'm Melissa Francis, the founder and primary contributor to The Homestead Survival. With over 20 years of experience in homesteading, sustainability, and emergency preparedness, I've dedicated my life to helping others achieve a simpler, more self-reliant lifestyle.

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