|Project by averagejoe||posted 03-28-2013 03:24 PM||3761 views||4 times favorited||5 comments|
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.