Nursery Shelf

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Project by Peter Alkema posted 01-11-2012 11:29 AM 4188 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

For the arrival of our 2nd set of twins we wanted a practical but high quality and aesthetic shelf with compartments for the nursery. It had to fit above the changing station and my wife had some ideas on the features she wanted. We could not find an exact match for our requirements in the shops so I drew up a 3d design on sketchup for her to visualise.

Our twins are now 6 weeks old and the shelf is well used, and I think a great feature of the nursery (but I could be biased ;-) Plus of course I found Sketchup to be a valuable tool in the design process to ensure exact customer requirements as well as offer fellow woodworkers the chance to make the same piece (so far it’s been downloaded 85 times and viewed 345 times)

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#1 posted 01-11-2012 12:07 PM

Wow, 2nd set of twins Ohh boy! Congrats first off. Nice job on this very clean and functional. Well done!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#2 posted 01-11-2012 04:36 PM

my first thought wsa the same as Ken – 2nd set of twins?!? My wife and I have 1. Not 1 “set”, but 1, and he runs us ragged! Congrats on the twins!

I REALLy like this design. I drew up some plans to build a bookshelf similar to this, but with drawers on the bottom (and not a changing table). This is really sharp, and functional. Nice job.

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#3 posted 01-11-2012 05:48 PM

Hi Peter
Welcome to Ljs
Wow a second set of twins you house is full of Joy and lots of hard work. This is a very nice shelf ,a good design and built well too. Congrats on you new little ones.

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#4 posted 01-13-2012 01:32 AM

This is great, i may look into building something similar for my new litle one (not twins).

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