Hallway Lockers

Project by averagejoe posted 03-28-2013 03:24 PM 6752 views 5 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

One of least favorite inventions are bi-fold doors. Sure they work but not the most award winning beautifully designed feature. The home entrance leading in from the garage had a big 2’x 6’ hallway closet with bi-fold doors. Since with growing popularity of “lockers” I decided it would be a good value add to the home to remove the closet and install a set of lockers. After a couple weeks and hours of looking at various styles online, we chose our preferred style and design. Since I had never attempted such a project, we contacted cabinet makers and priced the project. After the cheapest bid of over $4,000 I decided to give it a go.
It turned out so well that I am still shocked and amazed at what actually happened. This is such a nice, custom piece that even my wife to this day (1 year later) does not actually believe I did it all myself.
I bought a table saw, a router and $650 of hickory wood.
I ended up making all my trim pieces, the crown and round over edges with my new favorite tool, the router. This project helped me overcome my fears of a table saw (thanks to the movie, Walk the Line). Besides learning some new skills and personal satisfaction, the functionality of the lockers for our family is incredible. Such a great feature.

-- AverageJoe

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posted 03-28-2013 04:13 PM

Major pat on the back for AverageJoe. That looks fantastic! Now you need to change your name to AboveAverage Joe.

-- The difference between a pro and an amateur, an amateur points out his mistakes

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posted 03-29-2013 12:46 AM

Nice locker.


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posted 03-30-2013 09:58 PM

Nice! And, yes, you can build built-ins for way way less than someone will charge you for ‘em.

-- Dan Lyke, Petaluma California, http://www.flutterby.net/

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posted 03-10-2014 11:25 PM

Most lockers are with bi-fold doors, but nowadays they are mostly with only single doors and the size is only good for just few stuffs in it. There are closet with traditional doors like this sample http://caldwells.com/interior-doors/traditional-doors only few business uses that for lockers, this is widely being use at home for many purposes, such as closets and compartment for several stuff.

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posted 11-29-2014 11:39 PM

You killed it Joe! I like it. Plus with the doorless concept less likely to become a junk catch all!

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