Care and Safety

How To Care for Your Rigamajig

With a little attention, your Rigamajig will last generations. This can be a fun activity to do with children, and they’ll learn about wood as well as caring for their tools and toys. To refinish the wooden elements, lightly sand the surface and refinish using a trusted brand of child safe varnish. Follow the finish manufacturer’s instructions for best results. We recommend periodic inspections to insure planks remain smooth enough for tender hands. If the planks suffer dings and dents, simply sand lightly with 300 grit sandpaper to prevent splintering. Wingbolts and Nuts are made of an extremely durable recycled nylon. They can be washed with soap and water or in a washing machine.


Children should be supervised at all times while playing with or around the Rigamajig Basic Builder. Rigamajig contraptions should never be climbed on, stood upon, or ridden. We believe that large solid wood parts are an empowering way for children to explore constructive and imaginative play. Encourage children to be aware of their surroundings and play cooperatively. Children and their adult helpers should be cautious during the “dis-assembly” of Rigamajig contraptions. Have children work together when taking things apart, and be aware of cause and effect when removing and loosening parts. Hint: When taking apart a contraption, start at the top!