Preschool Shelves

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Project by jaysuzi posted 06-22-2015 09:31 PM 911 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife wanted 5 new shelves for her Montessori preschool classroom. She had found something close to what she wanted on Amazon, but they weren’t exactly what she wanted and it was going to be $1000 total. So she gave the task to me. She did have some requests:

1. Two of them needed to have 9 cubbies – one for each child
2. The other 3 needed to maximize the shelving space
3. They all needed casters so that they can be easily moved
4. They needed peg board on the backs of them – the fronts actually face the wall part of the year until she introduces the items and she uses the peg board to display seasonal items.
5. They needed to at least 4’x3’ and still fit in our Dodge Journey to transport them (I managed 48” x 42” with almost no wasted material)
6. I needed to save her money – Total came in at $291

She likes the pine plywood with the wild grain patterns and wanted them high gloss. She even liked the exposed plywood edges, as they match some shelves she had previously purchased. It made it easier for me and helped keep down the cost.

-- Jay in Pennsylvania,

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#1 posted 06-23-2015 12:11 PM

I like it, good job. Sounds like the customer knew what she wanted and you were able to deliver.

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#2 posted 06-23-2015 02:43 PM

You did a really nice job on these and reaped the benefit of saving money from what you would have paid for the equivalent else where. You both should celebrate by buying yourself a new tool for the shop.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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