Any time I find myself needing an added boost of inspiration, visiting Made by Joel never fails to give me a lift. This project is no exception. Looking to create "just the right balance for the organized chaos of toy storage," Joel fashioned this simple storage bench that's just the right size for toddlers.
If you can tear your eyes off of Joel's adorable twins long enough (it's hard, I know), you can admire the sleek low lines of this lovely piece, made of solid poplar. While it's ideal for storing toys, it would also be great in an entryway, serving as a home for shoes, hats and all the other flotsam and jetsam that accumulates around doorways.
(We want to congratulate Joel on signing a book deal with Shambhala Publications, the same company that has published Amanda Blake Soule's books. Way to go, Joel! We can't wait to see your projects in print.)