Project: Leftover Wood

We saved the leftover wood from the shed build and Mum suggested I make something out of it. It’d be good for me to practice not just using tools, but planning something and having it all fit together in the end.

I think I’ll build a prototype of either the shoe storage table I plan to have in my entrance, or a storage seat like I’ll have underneath my window seat. We do need to do something about our mess of shoes:

And this isn't even counting all my sister's shoes on the other side!

And this isn’t even counting all my sister’s shoes on the other side!

But our entrance is really small and my table on wheels won’t work in the space. Mum pointed out that maybe we could put mine in the closet and take out the smaller shoe rack we have in there to use in the entrance. No matter what we do though, something’s going to be in the way of the closet door.

The other thing I could make is a storage seat. It won’t be pretty because it’ll be made of OSB (though I suppose I could cover it). I plan on having two boxes underneath my window seat that will have cushions on top. That way, they can be used as extra seating. I’ll store my favourite books, movies, and TV shows in them because the window seat is most likely where I’ll use those. And I could use storage for my favourites now and see how much will fit in the box – I’ll make it the right size. And it’d be easy to stick a box somewhere in this whole house.

I’ll have to do some measuring and take a look at how much wood there is. I’m leaning towards building the storage box. It’s smaller and simpler. The shoe storage table would be the wrong size for our entrance, plus I only plan on making it big enough to fit my shoes, not my whole family’s. Storage box it is!


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