PLAY Cabinets

PLAY Cabinets

Carrie McBride
Jan 14, 2011

We had to stand up and applaud when we saw these incredible dad-made cabinets. Sandra describes how they came about: Fifteen years ago, we bought our house not knowing how little storage there really was or how many toys two children could possibly accumulate. Oh lordy, do we have toys! So when I mentioned building some cabinets in our basement to contain all the Nerf guns, Transformers, Legos and Fisher Price toys, my woodworker husband replied with a giant "YAWN."

He hates building cabinets. Or something as boring as cabinets. Boxes with no personality, in his opinion. Where's the challenge?

Soooooo ...... I came back to him with an idea I'd seen a few years ago - storage cabinets made out of big alphabet letters. Admittedly, I almost have a fetish for alphabet letters. There's just something about an enormous 'A' that gets my juices going.

Our basement isn't big, but there was just enough room to spell out PLAY. And I was able to get almost all of the kids' toys tucked safely into their new home - everything except the Thomas the Tank Engine collection. That stuff needs it's own wing of the house.

Too true! Kudos on these cabinets! Readers, Sandra chronicles her family's activities and projects on Project Denneler. They're the type of family you wish you lived next door to as they alway seem to have something fun cooking!

(Images: Sandra Denneler)

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