and if you are 7 years old, that means your shoes, socks and jackets are tossed around too.
We haven’t had a main place in this house for the kids to put their backpacks and school stuff at. AND IT DRIVES ME BONKERS. I step on binders every night.
I have been looking at regular school lockers for year now, and finally got pretty serious about it. But the shipping prices were insane. So I took to the interwebs, and found a local place. They were exactly the right size or color, but I would totally compromise because they were cheaper, no shipping and were ready to go that day.
Where oh where would I hide my little purchase…..
We have a walk way, so to speak, in our kitchen, that leads into the dining. There is a small 3 foot wall right off of the pantry. Even though I didn’t want to take up that space, since the stove is directly across from it, it really worked out well.
The lockers (three put together) are 3 1/2 foot wide, 4 foot tall and 12 inches deep.
And they have sat on the floor for months till I walked into Lowes Home Improvement yesterday and went straight to the plumbing section.
I hardly ever measure, I laid it out in the basket after the employees had come by 2897492 times and asked if I needed help, or if I knew what i was doing.
Duh…only till they walked off I would mouth ehhh, no.
This took right at an hour to assemble (minus the hours to scrape stickers off….no comment). Cut and Sealed the wood, one of the fastest project I have ever done.
Supplies: Everything was 1/2″ in width
4 Floor Flanges
4 1 1/2 inch Steel Pipe Nipple
18-12 inch rods
8-24 inch rods
One plank cut down to size
Screw in the four 1 1/2 inch steel pipe nipples into the floor flanges.
Attach four T’s to the other end of the steel nipple.
Make a bottom rail:
Attach a 12 inch pipe, a T, a 12 inch pipe, a T, and another 12 inch pipe to the floor flange with the T.
Make another bottom rail and attach the two together with two 12 inch pipes in the middle.
Add on 4 of the 24 inch pieces to the end T’s, going straight up. Add four more T’s on top of the 24 inch pipes, and connect the 12 inch pipes in the middle.
I decided to throw one locker in, just to measure before I completed everything.
Add the last of the 24 inch pipes and top those off with the four elbows.
To make the top piece, it is the exact same as the bottom, just using the elbows instead of T’s on the four corners.
This is about the time that you realize one of your kids, can’t remember which one, has a dentist appointment. You hurriedly cut and seal the wood and jump in the drivers seat, only to realize AFTER you get to school that the appointment is on Monday.
as you were…
If you don’t have a circular saw, you have GOT TO HAVE this from Ryobi. No question. At all.
Get it. Now.
Can’t tell you how nice it is to run in and grab what I need and not wait in the forever long line to have things cut. Only to have the drill be out of order by the time it’s my turn.
you will thank me.
Attached the wood, moved the frame inside and set everything together.
Not just a locker system, but a shelf for our keys and made a magnetic space for our calendar and such.