|Project by Woodcanuck||posted 08-16-2010 12:54 AM||2667 views||7 times favorited||6 comments|
Years ago we renovated our basement and I was perpetually stuck on what to do under the stairs. Previously it had just been a ‘room’ that was totally unusable for storage because you could only go in the door, but not get to the areas near the bottom of the stairs.
I ended up designing this built-in.
There are two big deep beefy drawers on the bottom, each about 20” wide and 14” high and almost 30” deep.
Because the drawers are so big and heavy, I’ve got rollers under the fronts as well as big heavy duty glides.
Above the drawers are two cubby holes with doors. The triangular one is admittedly rather odd and not the most functional, but it still gets used. The other rectangular one is about the same size as the drawers.
Where the original door was, I extended the raised parquet floor into the space, added a light and switch and built up a pegboard wall and shelf that encompass the drawers and cubby holes.
As you can see, my crafty wife has taken over most of the space with sewing and knitting gear. Yes, the big tubs are full of wool….the crafty wife’s answer to tools and lumber. I have, sadly, spent many an hour in wool shops and mills learning the finer details of wool selection, despite actually being allergic to wool. :-)
-- Ian - Life's a game, if you don't play, you can't win.