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Project by Mauricio posted 289 days ago 855 views 2 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a very simple project to help us get organized. It now holds the kids coloring books and crayons and stuff like that. All of this stuff usually clutters the kitchen island so this was a much needed addition

It only took me about 4 late evening to complete.

It’s made of birch ply and finished with 2 coats of Minwax Wipe on Poly.

My router jig for making dados failed me so I cut them by hand with a chisel and my router plane. This is a lot harder to do in plywood. The rebates were partially done on the TS then cleaned up with a shoulder plane. I’ll use any excuse to use my hand tools. I should have just made it out of pine, it would have been a lot more fun for me but anyway, I digress…

Sorry for that blurry second picture but that where it sits in its new home. With a table and chairs that I also made for the kids.

Next kids project….. Bunk beds! Looking forward to that one.

Thanks for looking!

Mauricio

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch





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rfusca

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#1 posted 289 days ago

Very nice – whats the dimensions?

Bunk beds – wow, good luck! We’re gonna try a ‘normal’ bed later this year, but definitely not bunks.

-- Chris S., North Atlanta, GA - woodworker,DBA, cook, photographer

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Mauricio

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#2 posted 289 days ago

Thanks. Its about 23” wide, 14” tall, and 9” deep.

Yeah wish me luck, I think it might actually be easy. I’m using HD pine 2×6’s so most of the parts are already the right dimension. Besides the post glue ups it should be mostly joinery which should be fun. We will see.

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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Don W

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#3 posted 289 days ago

cool cubby. Much better than the Walmart model. Looking forward to the bunk beds.

-- There is nothing like the sound of a well tuned hand plane. - http://timetestedtools.wordpress.com (timetestedtools at hotmail dot c0m)

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Dan

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#4 posted 289 days ago

Nice idea.. I bet this will help a lot with keeping the counters clean..

-- Dan - "Collector of Hand Planes"

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AnthonyReed

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#5 posted 289 days ago

Very cool. Good job Mauricio.

Looking forward to seeing the beds.

-- ~Tony

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ShaneA

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#6 posted 289 days ago

Orginizational stuff is the best. Nice job.

Is that the kitchen island in the picture?

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Mauricio

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#7 posted 289 days ago

Thanks guys.

Shane, yes that is the kitchen island and its still not clear! Oh well, now we cant blame the kids, thats our mess. LOL.

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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Jamie Speirs

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#8 posted 289 days ago

Simple, I like simple
A neat solution to neatness,
Jamie

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Brit

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#9 posted 289 days ago

I wish my wife had one of these. Our breakfast bar seems to have become her office of late. You certainly can’t eat there anymore.

Nice job Mauricio.

-- Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it.

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luv2learn

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#10 posted 289 days ago

Outstanding project. I will bet your wife and kids really appreciate your ability to make these wonderful, useful projects. Looking forward to the bunk bed post.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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lysdexic

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#11 posted 288 days ago

Curious – how did you about joinery? Glue and clamps, screws, brad nails?

-- It isn't the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it's the pebble in your shoe. - Muhammad Ali

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bondogaposis

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#12 posted 288 days ago

Nice little project there, being able to build customized stuff like that really helps with household organization.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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CL810

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#13 posted 288 days ago

Nice work Mauricio and great example for your children.

-- "It's amazing how much can go wrong when you think you know what you're doing."

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Mauricio

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#14 posted 288 days ago

Yeah, I’ve come to the realization that I can’t make everything, if there were cubbies at Ikea, Wal-Mart or Target that would have worked I would have bought them. But when you need something that fits the exact dimensions of your space, that’s where the advantage of making it yourself comes in.

Scott, I used brad nails, all day long brotha’. Then I used this trick here for filling the holes. Workes great.

Thanks again for all the great comments!

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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Dave

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#15 posted 287 days ago

I love to see things made for kids.
Well done.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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