Lockers For The Nephews

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Project by KnotCurser posted 02-26-2010 03:54 AM 1738 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was a project requested by my sister so her two boys have a place to put their jackets, boots, lunch boxes, etc…. when they come home from school each day.

It’s five feet high and 30 inches wide. The base is a foot deep and slims to 10 inches at the top. The shelves on the bottom are deep enough so they can sit on them to take care of their footwear. I used dado joints at every intersection and WOW is this thing solid!

I used half inch cabinet grade plywood for the entire piece, even the home-made moldings that wrap most of the shelves – I love the way the layers of the plywood highlight all the edges!

Finished with three coats of danish oil.

Oh yeah! The last picture just shows that you can never – EVER have too many clamps! If you look closely there are 18 clamps on this glue-up, and I didn’t have enough to do the bottom shelves at the same time! Guess I know what to ask for when my birthday rolls around. ;-)


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#1 posted 02-26-2010 06:50 AM

very good idea…. I totally agree… I have probably at least 35 clamps of varying sizes and that still doesn’t seem like enough… need about a dozen or so of each common size… lol

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#2 posted 03-07-2010 03:34 PM

Well, all of your hard work paid off….your sister loves it!!! I can’t believe how excited the boys are about having their very own piece of furniture. They love coming home and putting away their coats and backpacks and shoes…and I happen to love the organization it finally gives me. Beats the heck out of throwing everything on the rocking chair. Thanks bro….love it!!!

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