Create Heirloom Toy From Reclaimed Cedar

Penn Valley, United States

Experience hosted by Danny

5 hours, Hosted in English
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 4 people
Includes equipment

What you'll do

This activity will be tailored to your level of woodworking skills; from beginner to experienced. You will be reclaiming cedar wood to create an heirloom, movable, durable toy to enjoy or pass on to someone special. Some of these toys, that were made 30 years ago, are still being displayed by my nephews and nieces.

The day will begin with 2-3 hours in the shop cutting, shaping and gluing parts for your chosen toy.
To allow time for the glue to dry, you will have 1 hour of private time in the afternoon to:
- hike on trails through the woods on our 30 acres
- walk or drive down (1/3 mile) to the year-round creek to swim or simply commune with the natural forest here on our property
- pick vegetables from our large, seasonal garden for a luncheon salad
- simply relax in creekside hammocks or patio furniture
- explore the wonderful historic and forested charm of Nevada County
- use our hot tub overlooking our creek and wooded canyon

The afternoon will involve 1-2 additional hours in the shop to complete your heirloom toy to take home and relish the accomplishment of having created an amazing product.

OTHER THINGS TO NOTE:
When working around power tools it is highly recommended that you wear closed shoes and have no loose hanging jewelry or shirt sleeves that may get snagged in the machines.
This activity will be tailored to your level of woodworking skills; from beginner to experienced. You will be reclaiming cedar wood to create an heirloom, movable, durable toy to enjoy or pass on to someone special. Some of these toys, that were made 30 years ago, are still being displayed by my nephews and nieces.

The day will begin with 2-3 hours in the shop cutting, shaping and gluing parts for your chosen toy.
To allow time…

What's included

  • Equipment
    We will provide all of the power and hand tools, safety equipment and recla...

Meet your host, Danny

Host on Airbnb since 2012
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We are Airbnb Superhosts and I am a lifelong woodworker with a completely outfitted shop. I have made hundreds of toys over the years and rarely sold one. The act of giving to family, friends and charitable organizations has been my passion here and during our years living and working overseas in Thailand.
The shop is designed for woodworkers to read plans, prepare wood parts use power and hand tools, glue/assemble your choice of vehicles (Model T, Paddlewheel boat, Biplane or Steam Locomotive) and take home your creation. You will be making your toy from clean, planed, RECYCLED cedar wood.
Shop safety, proper use of power cutters, drills and sanders will be part of the experience. During the afternoon lunch break, waiting for glued parts to dry, for you may pick seasonal salad items from our garden or explore on your own.
We are Airbnb Superhosts and I am a lifelong woodworker with a completely outfitted shop. I have made hundreds of toys over the years and rarely sold one. The act of giving to family, friends and charitable organizations has been my passion here and during our years living and working overseas in Thailand.
The shop is designed for woodworkers to read plans, prepare wood parts use power and hand tools, glue/assemble your choice of vehicles (Model T, Paddlewheel boat, Biplane or Steam Locom…
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Sun, Aug 1
$70 per person
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
$70 per person
Mon, Aug 2
$70 per person
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
$70 per person
Tue, Aug 3
$70 per person
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
$70 per person

Where you'll be

This experience will be a total of approximately 5 hours in the woodshop. The remaining time will be free for guests to explore our 30 acre property or short trips to discover the historical Nevada County countryside.

2 reviews

Lewis
February 2020
I took the woodworking experience. As a novice Danny was very patient walking me through all the steps in my project. It was loads of fun. Danny is very patient and fun to work with. I highly recommend this as an activity for a day. The property has amazing views in a wonderful secluded location
I took the woodworking experience. As a novice Danny was very patient walking me through all the steps in my project. It was loads of fun. Danny is very patient and fun to work w…
Louay
June 2019
Danny was awesome with his wood workshop. My daughters love the experience and really learn amazing skills. They also come back home with amazing products they build in the workshop. Also Danny was so generous giving my daughter something he build. This experience worth repeating we decide to stay at his place few days for multi day wood workshop.
Danny was awesome with his wood workshop. My daughters love the experience and really learn amazing skills. They also come back home with amazing products they build in the worksho…

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    10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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    10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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    10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 4 guests ages 21 and up can attend.