15 August 2009

Make Your Own Birch Blocks

Usually I'd be upset to a see a tree from our yard get a major haircut. When the contractor said we'd have to sacrifice part of an old birch tree for our new garage, I was actually kind of happy. I've always wanted to make birch blocks like the ones the kids have at the Waldorf school. I cut parts of the tree into various sizes, sanded them and oiled them with mineral oil. Here is the result. I think these are such a nice natural alternative to plastic toys.