School Locker Shelf

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Project by DamnYankee posted 08-20-2013 03:25 PM 1831 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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My kids started 6th grade and 9th grade this year. Both of them wanted a milk crate for their respective lockers. I of course said don’t be ridiculous I can make you a shelf….

This is essentially a framework that relies on the sides of the locker to keep it from falling down. The sides of the locker keep the sides from falling outward and the shelf keeps the sides from falling inward.

The frame is made from reclaimed, water damaged oak flooring. I used a basic lap joint for the joinery.

The shelf is made of 1/2” ply and trimmed with the same oak.

Other than sanding there is no finish.

The shelf height is adjustable from 1.5” from the bottom to 1.5” from the top. I drilled the holes using a piece of pegboard as a guide drilling a hole every other pegboard hole. I drilled through both sides at the same ensuring the holes lined up.

I am already getting orders from other kids.

-- Shameless - Winner of two Stumpy Nubs Awards

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#1 posted 08-20-2013 04:41 PM

nice wabbits. Installed pic to come?

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#2 posted 08-20-2013 05:35 PM

Great way to impress the friends of the young’uns!!!

If that shelf fits INTO the locker….
Then those lockers are MUCH bigger than the ones I was forcibly crammed into!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#3 posted 08-21-2013 02:09 PM

Randy – they fit. There lockers are the size of the overall shelf dimensions. They are wide and deep but not very tall.

Rachet – I will try and get pics of it installed. This will likely involve one of my youngins taking the picture.

-- Shameless - Winner of two Stumpy Nubs Awards

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#4 posted 08-23-2013 02:55 AM

Great idea

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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