Kids Hall Tree/Organization Stand

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Project by gbarteck posted 02-11-2010 07:14 PM 7723 views 5 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was my first piece of furniture I ever built. It was conceived to fulfill a very specific function.

Long ago when all of my kids were before middle school age, my wife and I saw a definite need for the kids to have a place to put all of their coats, backpacks, shoes, etc. so that were handy and in one place.

We decided to build a cubby system (lockers? Hmmm… they kinda look like lockers.) We wanted to not only be able to store shoes, boots, backpacks, etc. But also serve as a place where one could sit and put on their shoes, store extra items if need be, etc.

This is built out of birch plywood, with edge banding of a wood I don’t remember… it was just some wood that was handy. A doweling jig was used to drill the dowel holes for the edge banding.

There are four “cubbies” each with a top stoage shelf, and coat hanger, and shoe/boot storage on the bottom.

This has been in pretty much continuous use for about 10 years.

-- "A day without sunshine is like...night."

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#1 posted 02-11-2010 07:44 PM

That’s a great idea and it came out great!

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#2 posted 02-11-2010 07:56 PM

Well excecuted!!! My kids would pile their stuff up in front of it!!! ;-)

-- Chris N, Westford, MA - "If you won't eat something from your fridge that turned green...why would you eat something that started out that way?"

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#3 posted 02-11-2010 08:00 PM

Great Job

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#4 posted 02-11-2010 08:17 PM

Very nice work

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#5 posted 02-11-2010 09:35 PM

very nice work…. a must for parents with multiple kids… my coat room is in desperate need of something similar to this…

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#6 posted 02-11-2010 10:03 PM

what a cool piece. Really nice work!

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#7 posted 02-11-2010 11:49 PM

We could TOTALLY use one of these for the kids (if only we had room to put one, lol!) ; )
It looks like you did a nice job on it. Thanks for sharing it with us!

-- Heidi :) “The only source of knowledge is experience”

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#8 posted 02-13-2010 02:48 PM

Smart, everyone can have their own space. You must live in a busy household; makes finding shop time tough, I’ll bet. Thanks for sharing.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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