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Modular Locker System - Bridge

February 22, 2013 |
posted by Ana White
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Free plans from ana-white.com to build a modular family locker system bridge. Customize with different pieces to make your own perfect entryway.

Modular Locker System - Bridge

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Modular Locker System - Bridge
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Modular Locker System - Bridge
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About Project

Author Notes: 

We'll just move right along to the right, and build the bridge!

The single locker plans are here.  Double locker and more plans coming soon!

For more photos and building details, please stop over and check out Gina's post here.  Thank you so much Gina!

Dimensions

Dimensions: 
Modular Locker System - Bridge
Dimensions: 
Dimensions shown above.

Materials and Tools

Shopping List: 

1 - sheet of 3/4" hardwood plywood (recommend PureBond) cut into strips 15 3/4" wide (you'll have a full 8' strip and some left over, so consider using extra for other pieces in this collection)
1/4 sheet 1/4" plywood (for the back
2 - 1x2 @ 8 feet long
edge banding in matching veneer
you can build with 1 1/4" pocket hole screws or 2" finish nails or screws and glue or whatever joinery you prefer
To hang, you'll need 1 1/4" screws (cabinet to cabinet) and also screws long enough to attach to stud in wall behind bridge

Tools: 
measuring tape
square
pencil
safety glasses
hearing protection
drill
circular saw
countersink drill bit

Cut List

Cut List: 

2 - 3/4" plywood @ 15 3/4" x 48"
4 - 3/4" plywood @ 15 3/4" x 12 3/4"
6 - 1x2 @ 15"
1 - 1/4" plywood @ 14 1/4" x 48" (width of plywood)
1 - 1x2 @ 48"

General Instructions

Please read through the entire plan and all comments before beginning this project. It is also advisable to review the Getting Started Section. Take all necessary precautions to build safely and smartly. Work on a clean level surface, free of imperfections or debris. Always use straight boards. Check for square after each step. Always predrill holes before attaching with screws. Use glue with finish nails for a stronger hold. Wipe excess glue off bare wood for stained projects, as dried glue will not take stain. Be safe, have fun, and ask for help if you need it. Good luck!

Step 1

Modular Locker System - Bridge

Start by adding the dividers to the bottom shelf.

Step 2

Modular Locker System - Bridge

Next, add the 1x2 supports. These just add a little extra something to the tops and help match up with the side lockers.

Step 3

Modular Locker System - Bridge

Next, add the top. You can finish out the top front edge with edge banding or edge beading just to dress it up if desired.

Step 4

Modular Locker System - Bridge

Attach back to all fixed edges with glue and nails.

Step 5

Modular Locker System - Bridge

This is just to finish off the bottom - not required but can give a nice touch.

Step 6

Modular Locker System - Bridge

Attach securely to wall studs and the side cabinets.

Finishing Instructions

Preparation Instructions: 
Fill all holes with wood filler and let dry. Apply additional coats of wood filler as needed. When wood filler is completely dry, sand the project in the direction of the wood grain with 120 grit sandpaper. Vacuum sanded project to remove sanding residue. Remove all sanding residue on work surfaces as well. Wipe project clean with damp cloth. It is always recommended to apply a test coat on a hidden area or scrap piece to ensure color evenness and adhesion. Use primer or wood conditioner as needed.

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A helpful note about the bridge

Hi all! I can't believe I forgot to mention this anywhere! A helpful tip for those of you building the bridge, for the outer pieces of the box, put the pocket holes on the OUTSIDE! That way they're sandwiched between the taller pieces and you won't have to fill/paint them!!! I did that and just nailed the dividers in, and it made this the easiest piece!! Hopefully this'll help anyone else building this :-)

Gina - Lady Goats
DIY Blogger (when I'm not procrastinating)
http://www.ladygoats.com

posted by Lady Goats | on Wed, 2013-03-06 15:38

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