LumberJocks

Kiddies Lockers

  • Advertise with us
Project by Peter Alkema posted 01-13-2017 07:06 PM 1048 views 4 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

We saw the design on this blog: and I have made a variation by moving one of the top row of shelves to the bottom. My thinking was to give the kiddies access to more storage space lower down and having finished it today I am glad we made this change.

It’s also a big piece of furniture so I’ve really felt it in my (young!) 41 year old bones and muscles these past 2 weeks that I made it – which was also extended leave from work. There were a couple of late nights and lots of mistakes / lessons / learnings / “oh well” moments – as we all love about our shared passion of woodworking.

Ultimately I am thrilled with the end product which is also very functional – we need to be organised with 5 children and school is starting again next week so we are looking forward to using it and being ultra organised with all their kit each the morning. I posted it on Instagram today and already had one order – wish I had the time!

Last thought is that I got my love of wood and woodworking from my late father and there is photo of him on my workbench. So many times during this project I was really proud of my technique and kind of looked at him and said in my mind… “hope you’re proud of that joint Dad”, or that edge, or how I solved that problem etc….

In the picture of with 4 of my kids my son is holding up pictures from the original blog so they are my true customers and indications so far is they are thrilled – which makes me a happy woodworker. Also in the first picture you can see my youngest child Genevieve trying out her section and the oldest will be on the far left.

-- Just published my first book - Woodworking for Everyone - www.woodworkingforeveryone.net





9 comments so far

View ohwoodeye's profile

ohwoodeye

1886 posts in 2936 days


#1 posted 01-13-2017 07:41 PM

My dad always said…...a place for everything, and everything in its place. This makes it easier for your kids to live by that rule.
Well done.

-- Directions are just the Manufacturer's opinion on how something should be assembled. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

View antkn33's profile

antkn33

55 posts in 3225 days


#2 posted 01-13-2017 08:46 PM

Thats awesome. Perfect place to store your kids.

View Bud_3's profile

Bud_3

814 posts in 1007 days


#3 posted 01-13-2017 08:53 PM

They are happy,i guess is a accomplished goal.

-- Personality and character of a man is like wood,must polish it to shine...

View Wood1Hawk's profile

Wood1Hawk

6 posts in 318 days


#4 posted 01-13-2017 09:00 PM

An absolute beauty, great job!

View helluvawreck's profile

helluvawreck

28227 posts in 2649 days


#5 posted 01-13-2017 10:41 PM

You did a very fine job on this nice practical piece.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

View JCinVA's profile

JCinVA

148 posts in 613 days


#6 posted 01-14-2017 05:34 AM

Looks good and happy customers is always a good thing.

View WillliamMSP's profile

WillliamMSP

1080 posts in 1387 days


#7 posted 01-14-2017 02:58 PM

Nice, I bet that’ll help out a lot. I’ll have to steal some of ideas because the bench and coat hooks at the front door get swamped with jackets, hats, scarfs and gloves during the winter.

-- Practice makes less sucky. (Bill, Minneapolis, MN)

View QuarterMoon's profile

QuarterMoon

2 posts in 281 days


#8 posted 01-15-2017 06:32 AM



Nice, I bet that ll help out a lot. I ll have to steal some of ideas because the bench and coat hooks at the front door get swamped with jackets, hats, scarfs and gloves during the winter.

- WillliamMSP

Same here! I’ve wanted to build something for the front door area as well. Thanks for the inspiiration Peter!

View robscastle's profile

robscastle

4303 posts in 1987 days


#9 posted 01-15-2017 10:19 AM

OMG rugrats everywhere !!

and not a speck of paint on them either.

Nice project, well constructed and painted. Nice photo bomb by some nice charming kids too.

Hey I noticed after a second look there is one missing.

-- Regards Robert

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com