Pikler Triangle (toddler climbing frame)

  • Hi Everyone,

    I want to build a Pikler Triangle for my toddler http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-collapsible-Pikler-Triangle-climbing/

    I’d need a drillpress, forstner bits, countersink bits, bandsaw, sanding gear (belt sander?) and clamps. I don’t see any woodshop-101 classes coming up, how can I get badged to use the woodshop gear?


  • @Torren that’s because we have not run any events I think… Do you know how to use wood-working tools? If so, you’re probably good to go, otherwise, we’ll likely just task someone to help you with your project and make sure you are mostly safe-ish. :)

    I think we have all of the tools that you need.

    Wood tools are all about figuring out which parts of them cut, pierce or otherwise remove wood; then keeping any of your body parts you want to keep away from those parts. Figuring out how to do that while also making the parts you need is the tricky bit.

  • Thinking about it a bit more, I’d be very tempted to re-design this a bit to use grid-beam construction:


    If you used square-section (2x2) wooden sticks with regularly spaced holes, you can bolt-up something like this triangle easily. Take it apart for transport, storage etc. Modify it easily to add features or alter the dimensions. Finally, when your child outgrows it, unbolt all the pieces and turn it into a desk, shelves, bunk bed or chair.

  • @pierre I’m comfortable with all the tools I’ve listed. I’ll definitely reach out to someone for a hand if I start eyeballing the equipment that I’ve not had much experience with, as I’m very interested in retaining all my body parts.

    I like the modularity you suggested with the grid-beam. My wife isn’t a fan of the aesthetics though, so I’ll stick closer to the plans that I linked.


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