Children's handcrafted, non-toxic, made in America, wooden toysHeirloom quality, fun, safe & affordable handmade children's wood toys.

"Functional Wooden Artwork Through Inspirational Design"

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All Natural Handcrafted Wooden Toys 

My wood toys are; eco-friendly, non-toxic, safe, very well built, affordable, fun to play with & Made in America, right here in my Jamul, CA., barn/home/woodworking shop.  Every wood toy is made from  select grade wood, assembled & sanded by hand, resulting in an heirloom quality wooden toy that will last for generations. (Assuming your dog doesn't get to it  first). My only return has been from a customer whose dog chewed it up before her son could play with it. I sent a replacement & all was better.  I make toys because I love doing it. As a kid, my summers were spent making and playing with my creations. I want my grandkids to share that love.  I  use only non-toxic, water-based wood adhesives & no chemicals are added. Any finish I add is certified non-toxic. See "Safety Issues" for more on this. My primary wood is Poplar which I choose to use because it is a medium density wood, not too soft like Pine, or too hard like Oak, just tightly grained enough to prevent splintering and to give a nice finish when sanded out.   My wooden toys are simple in design, yet functional enough to help build your child's imagination and maybe even spark that same love for creating that I enjoyed as a child?

 "Ye Olde Work Shoppe"

Made in America


Instead of buying that "imported" toy, why not try buying America?
  I buy and use American grown hardwoods, I buy supplies from American companies and I don't sub-contract work out to other countries where minimal wages are the norm. When you get around to making that purchase, nothing is more American than a great handcrafted wooden toy.Wooden toys will last much longer then plastic toys and if a wooden toy does break, it generally does not create sharp edges and you can usually fix it with a little dab of wood glue.  No batteries Required! Wooden toys help your child to appreciate the natural world, the shades and grains of wood, the colors, and the varying weight of wooden toys in a variety of sizes and densities. A well built, quality toy shows a respect for your child and in turn teaches the child  to  respect his belongings. Beauty and durability are important lessons for early developing ideas.

So, next time you need a great wooden gift item for that special little person in your life, check out Made in America Handmade Wooden Toys first and of course, F.Beck Woodworking should be at the top of that list. Thanks for checking out my site and you have a great day!

"Training Plane" "Zoom Racer" "Mini-Coupe"
handmade wooden toy airplane Zoom Racer wood toy car non-toxic handcrafted wood car
For that first time pilot, this is just what's needed. Comes complete with working prop.  Tough & sturdy. Wheel axles screwed down with brass screws.  Handcrafted out of Poplar wood with 2" Maple wheels. Wing & prop made out of Black Walnut for added contrast.  Approximate size is: 7 1/2" L x 3 1/2" H.  Item #4829.


Training Plane above; brass screws, in addition to water proof wood glue holding down the wing.....also. note the zinc washer behind prop, for added movement allowance.

Axles screwed down with brass screws & zinc washers behind wheels.
Built for small  hands, easy to grip, this sporty wood car  is made from Poplar wood, with 2" treaded racing wheels. A great first time  toy for toddlers not yet ready for the real thing. Approximate size is: 5-1/2"L x 3"W x 3"H. Zinc
washers are on each axle and brass screws are used to secure axles. Item #4828.


Handcrafted from Poplar wood, this smooth,  rounded style is well suited to a youngsters small hands. Safe and very durable. Approximate size:5-1/2"L x 2-1/2"W x 3-1/2"H.
Zinc washers are on each axle and brass screws are used to secure axles. Item #4826.

"Passenger Plane"
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Nice size,sturdy "passenger plane" made out of Poplar Wood, which is a  medium density hardwood, not prone to splintering because of it's tight grain. Hand sanded. Features; 2" Maple wheels, backed by zinc washers. Size is; 12"Lx5"Hx11"W, wing span. The prop is Black Walnut & backed by a zinc washer. The wings are attached with wooden dowels & a water proof construction grade adhesive. Tail wings are dadoed into the stabilizer. Two removable passengers & a pilot are included. Item #4849.

"Mini-Copter" "Jet Liner" "School Bus"

Handcrafted wood helicopter. Working rotors and removable co-pilot. A perfect size for your toddler's small hands. With a little imagination, this little guy can go anywhere. .Approximate size is:  7"L x 3 1/2"H x 2-1/2"W. Handmade with Poplar, Black Walnut and Maple woods.  Approximate size is: 7"L x 3-1/2"H x 2-1/2"W.  Item #4845.


Heirloom Quality Wooden Toy Airplane. Featuring landing gears consisting of 6 - 1" maple wheels, this super jet liner needs a big runway. Handcrafted out of Poplar wood, any budding new pilot should be able to keep this sleek wood airplane flying for hours. Approximate size is: 12"L x 13"W x5"H. Item #4850.


This is the perfect transporter to get around town or to school. With four removable passengers your toddler will find many uses for this mini-bus. Build with Poplar wood and sporting large 2" disc wheels made out of Birch, this little bus will last a life time.  Size is: 6 3/4"L x 3 3/4" H. Zinc washers are on each axle and brass screws are used to secure axles.
"Spirit of St. Louis"
"Sport Copter"

Handmade wooden toy airplane.   Approximate size; 8-1/2"L x 3-1/2"H x 8"W (with wingspan). Poplar Wood with Black Walnut wings & prop.  Hardwood Maple wheels. A great beginner toy for toddlers.
Item #4882.



Children's Handcrafted Wooden Toy Trucks
Wooden Dump Truck "Mini-Hauler" "Transporter"
Dump style wooden toy truck
This is a best seller!
This wooden toy truck is handmade out of Poplar Wood and Black Walnut, which is used as an accent on the hood and bumper. The wheels are treaded 2" Hard Maple. The bed is set onto a 2-1/2" brass hinge and pivots up, while the tail gate also pivots to swing open. I have added zinc washers to each axle for smoother rotation of the wheels and besides gluing the axles in, I have run small brass screws through the truck frame, into each axle, for additional support. The approximate size of this wooden toy truck is; 8"L x 5"H x 3"W. Item #4852.


Mini-Hauler with ramp down
Under side of dump truck

Wooden Dump Truck
Item #4852.

mini-tow truck style wooden toy truck
Another Best Seller!
A great little toy wooden truck guaranteed to give your toddler many hours of happy play time. It's handmade out of Poplar Wood and comes with either 2" Hard Maple slab wheels, or treaded wheels. The bumper is Black Walnut. The tail gate is attached with a 2 1/2" brass hinge. The wheels have zinc washers added to each axle and I have glued and screwed the axles down with small brass screws. The approximate size is; 7" x 3 3/4"H x 3"W. Comes with removable car & 2 "small  people" for extra play fun.Item #4859.


Heavy duty car transporter, comes with two mini-cars.  Approximate size is: 12"L x3-1/2"W x 5" H. The mini-cars are each ; 4"L x2-1/2"H x 1-1/2"W and have 1" birch wheels.  The transporter comes with 2" hard Birch wheels and includes 2 removable riders.  Lots of moving parts & figures to activate your child's imagination. Item #4861.

"Loggers Truck" "Big Haul Rig" "Block Hauler" "Big Dump Truck"

Loggers truck handcrafted out of Poplar wood.   Approximate size: 12"L x 3"W x 5"H with 1 1/2" Hard Maple wheels. Two removable figures included. Lots of moving parts to keep your child's imagination active. Item #4446.


A nice sized, two piece hauling rig, with a working tail gate lift. Handcrafted out of Poplar wood and Black Walnut, with six, 2" Hard Maple slab wheels, this guy will haul a lot of cargo. Overall dimensions; 15"long x 5" high x 4"wide. Also, because the wheels on toy trucks take a lot of abuse, I've added a small brass screw to each wheel axle, (on the bottom,) to increase support for each of the wheels.  Item #4453.

A very fun and functional wooden toy truck. Included in the price, 10 assorted stacking blocks for added entertainment. Approximate size is; 11"L x 5"W x 6"H. Poplar Wood and 2" Hard Maple wheels. Hand sanded. Item #4429.

This toy wood truck is a heavy duty hauler. Built solid for moving big loads.  Comes with removable driver and passenger. Handmade out of Poplar Wood, it's bed is attached with a 2 1/2" brass hinge allowing it to pivot up and the tail gate is also hinged so it will swing open. The wheels are 2" Hard Maple and come in either slab or treaded. Black Walnut front bumper. As with my other larger trucks, there are zinc washers and brass screws added to each wheel for added support. The approximate size is; 12"L x 4"W x 6"H. Item #3988.
"Mid-Size Hauler"  Wooden Firetruck "Tractor & Hauler" "Mini-Trucks"

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Underside of Mid-Size Hauler-Note: brass axle screws, zinc wheel washers....
Sturdy, middle of the road size, toy wood truck. Small enough for the early toddlers, yet functional enough for older children. The cargo bed is big enough to haul a lot of goodies. Two removable figures included.  Handcrafted out of Poplar Wood,with 2" Hard Maple slab wheels, the basic dimensions are; 6" long by 4-1/2" high by 4" wide. Item #4851.
Handcrafted Wooden Firetruck

Complete with six removable fire fighters and a ladder that tilts & pivots your toddler will find endless ways to enjoy this rugged little fire truck. 9 1/2"L x 5"H x4 1/2"W. Item #3992.



Super cool tractor cab, with 2 removable passengers, a tractor bed hauler and a separate small tractor, with removable driver. Handcrafted out of Poplar Wood with 2" hard Maple wheels.  Approximate dimensions:  14" long x 5" wide x 4" high.  Item #4863.


These are little wood trucks designed for little hands. Handcrafted out of Poplar Wood with 1-1/2" hardwood slab wheels, built to last. Great starter truck for 3 and under. Approximate size; 5"L x 3"H x 3"W.
Children's Handcrafted Wooden Pull Toys
handcrafted wooden pull toy

Great little pull along  wooden toy for the new toddler.  Handcrafted out of Poplar Wood, this would make that perfect gift for the 1-3 year old. Approximate size; 10"L x 5"W x 6"H. Front treaded wheels are 2" Hard Maple & a 30" pull line. Item #4713.

Zinc washers added to all axles & brass screws drilled into wheel axles for added strength (wheels are usually the first parts to get broken off .)
Pull Train Stacking Blocks

This pull train consists of 18 separate pieces, each of which can be removed. Great fun for small toddlers. Each car is connected by magnets. Handcrafted out of Poplar Wood with 2" hard Maple wood wheels. 30" pull line. Approximate size: 24" long x 3" wide x 4" high.  Item #4857.


Handcrafted out of Poplar wood, this child's pull toy should create many hours of playtime for your little one. Consisting of a total of 23 separate pieces, taking this apart and putting it back together should stimulate any child's mind and challenge their motor skills. It measures; 21-1/2" long x 4" high x 3-1/2" wide. Hard Maple wheels are 1-1/2". All hand sanded.  This is a very safe and sturdy toy that can last a long, long time.
Item #5999.

Children's Handcrafted Wooden Puzzles
Tangram Wooden Puzzle   Wood Block Puzzle Moonburst Puzzle
Handcrafted Wood Puzzle

Sample ideas of what can be created with your Tangram Puzzle


children's wood block puzzle

Around for thousands of years, the special qualities of this simple, yet challenging wood puzzle allows a player to participate at their own level.. For the youngster, arranging the pieces in abstract shapes is a way to expand this toy beyond just being a puzzle. For older children, creating new designs is a constant challenge. 6 designs & solutions included. Item #5185. Size: 7" x 7" x 1"

Just a simple square, right? Not quite. This puzzle only has four pieces to it, but it's more challenging then it looks. Guaranteed to stimulate and educate. Size is 7" x 7" x1" thick, with 3/4" thick puzzle pieces. Ages 2 and up. Item #4842.
Nine piece "Moon Burst" children's wood block puzzle.  A few more pieces to work with, but still fairly easy, for toddlers 2 years and up. Made out of Poplar Wood. Size is; 7" square  by 1" thick. Puzzle pieces are 3/4" thick. Item #4843.

Sunburst Wood Puzzle Stacking Ring Set Perplexity Puzzle Shape Box


Five piece "Sun Burst" wood puzzle, 7" x 7" x 1". An easy but fun wooden block puzzle for toddlers, 2 years and up. Made from Poplar wood. Item #4840.

This 9 piece set of pyramid stacking rings is an all time favorite for kids, 1 year old to 5 years old. The base is 6" in diameter, while the top ring is 1-1/2" in diameter. Handcrafted from Poplar wood.
Perplexity is an extremely challenging wooden puzzle. The object of the game is to move the largest block from the upper right corner to the lower right corner, simply by sliding the blocks, one at a time, within the box that contains them. It takes a minimum of 67 separate moves.  Even the most discerning puzzle solver in the family will be stumped! Item #5186. I adapted this idea from a book: "Making Toys That Teach", by Les Neufeld. As he points out, "the Shape Puzzle Box is particularly suitable for toddlers because it helps develop gross-and fine-motor skill through the careful placement of the puzzle pieces." By working with your child, this toy can be used to demonstrate many other ideas and concepts as he/she develops. Item #4832.