I volunteered to builkd a workbench for my 4-year old's pre-k class.
The teacher's want to leave it outside, on a covered deck. We're in
Chicago. The ceiling is pretty high, so I expect it will get rained
and/or snowed upon. The teacher expects no more than two or three
kids ( 3-5 years old) to use it at once.
Because it'll be left outside, and not be moved it could be too heavy
to carry. It doesn't need a vise, it's really only for the kids to
pound on. I'll probably supply some small wooden mallets, or other
similiar pounding instraments.
Any ideas as to good material for the bench would be appreciated. I
think a redwood, cedar or even steel base would be fine, but it's the
top that I'd like some help with. It should remain passibly flat,
resist splintering and be generally impervious to weather.