Logging truck

Heirloom quality, old fashioned logging truck.  I designed and made the original of this truck for my two grandsons when they were 1 and 3 years old.  The boys were "energetic" so the truck has some heft to it with the intention of making it more durable.  Intending to make it safer, I made it without any metal whatsoever, thinking that if it were to be broken, at least there wouldn't be any screws or nails exposed.

This truck proved to be so popular that later on Mom requested a second one in order to reduce the competition over the first.  (Hah!)  While making the second truck, I made a few more at the same time, including this one.

I was surprised at the creative play they developed.  They would of course, run the truck around the room, banging it into things on the floor.  They made a garage for the truck with some books and cardboard boxes and used the logs for a roof.  They took special delight in knocking the garage down with the truck. And they were fascinated by putting the logs through the cabin window, one after the other. They were enthralled by it, and it was very calming.

This toy has all the makings of an heirloom: home-made, encourages creativity, will never go out of style. 

The truck and logs are finished with linseed oil and beeswax.  If needed, it can be refreshed with food-grade oil and/or beeswax.  If it ever needs repair, contact me to discuss.

Oh, and the littlest grandson demonstrated with his truck that the logs can float in the bathtub.  I don't recommend doing that.

Now that the boys are a little older, they are already planning on taking their trucks with them to college.

The truck measures about 10" long by 7" high by 4-1/2" wide, and weighs about 4 lbs 1 oz.  It comes with 12 logs.  Replacement logs are available.

SKU 20008 Logging truck Price: $72 including shipping within the USA.