Order Wooden Blocks Now for August or Christmas Delivery
March 19, 2019 — We are currently booked through June 2019. We make the highest quality hard maple building blocks available for schools and families, which we custom manufacture after we receive orders. Although your wooden blocks may ship earlier, current orders are only promised to ship before December 20th, 2019, or by August 15th, 2019, by special arrangement.
Build Your Own Set of Wooden Blocks
This website is for building custom sets of wooden building blocks. If you are looking for complete sets of Wooden Blocks for School Classrooms, Preschool, Kindergarten, Home and Family use, please visit Carolina Pratt Unit Blocks.
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Wooden blocks measuring 5.5 x 2.75 x 1.375 inches. This is the basic unit with its 4:2:1 ratio upon which all other shapes are based. Educator Caroline Pratt extended Froebel's Fourth Gift using a slightly larger wooden block made from hard maple.
Wooden blocks measuring 2.75 x 2.75 x 1.375 inches. These square blocks are half the length of the basic standard unit block but the same width and depth. In cheaper sets, half units may be substituted for standard unit, or even called standard units, to increase the advertised block count and reduce shipping weight. Compare with Melissa & Doug 60 Standard Unit Blocks.
Wooden blocks measuring 11 x 2.75 x 1.375 inches. These blocks are twice as long as the standard unit block. In cheaper sets, there may be only two or less of these to increase the block count and reduce shipping weight.
Wooden blocks measuring 22 x 2.75 x 1.375 inches. These blcoks are four times as long as standard units. Almost nonexistent in economy unit block sets. Compare with Melissa & Doug 60 Standard Unit Blocks.
Wooden blocks measuring 5.5 x 2.75 x 1.375 inches. The same dimensions as the standard unit except for a 1.375 inch radius quarter circle and half pillar removed from the one 5.5 inch edge creating an "L" shaped block. Two of these may be use together to create a Roman Arch.
Wooden blocks measuring 11 x 8.25 x 1.375 inches. These blocks add a half unit to one end of a 8.25 inch radius quarter cicle arch. A standard unit can fit under the half unit and a 2.75 inch radius quarter circle and 5.5 inch radius quarter circle arch can fit under the curved portion of an elliptical curve.
Wooden blocks measuring 2.75 x 1.375 diameter inches. Round columns that are half the length and half the width of standard units.
Estimated Weight of Standard Unit Blocks in Hard Maple
A standard basic unit Wooden Block made from Hard Maple (5.5 x 2.75 x 1.375 inches), a double unit plank (11 x 2.75 x 0.6875 inches), or a double unit pillar (11 x 1.375 x 1.375 inches) each weighs about 0.53 pounds.
A hard maple double unit block (11 x 2.75 x 1.375 inches) or a quadruple unit plank (22 x 2.75 x 0.6875 inches) weighs just over one pound.
A quadruple unit block (22 x 2.75 x 1.375 inches) in hard maple weighs a little over two pounds.
Make Your Own Wooden Blocks.
Of course, we’d rather sell you finished hard maple blocks, but we'll also provide instructions and block stock for the experienced woodworking hobbyist.
Instructions for Making Your Own Standard Unit Wooden Blocks.
We’ll walk you through making your own wooden blocks in the classic standard unit block sizes and shapes.
You can start with kiln-dried hard maple from your local fine woodworking shop or purchase milled lumber from us in 2 foot lengths that you can then cut and shape to size.
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