My front entrance closet has a shelf above all the coats, and it’s always a disaster. There’s bike helmets and scarves and gloves and umbrellas and I can never find what I’m after. I cleaned it out last weekend and found little winter hats that haven’t fit my daughter in years. So I decided to do something about it:
This is a box that’s exactly half the height of the space above the shelf, so I can stack these two high. I’m going to make one for each of us for bike stuff, and one for winter stuff, and then in the winter I can take all the bike boxes out and stash them in the guest room closet:
I stole a trick from a post I found on reddit and used a 1/4" roundover bit in my router table to finish all the corners:
Had some problems with tearout on the face that was vertical to the router bit. I tried some masking tape which helped, but still wasn’t perfect.
This is all 6mm baltic birch, except the bottom which is two sheets of 3mm glued together. I find the 3mm cuts really nicely on the GF, but I have yet to find settings for the 6mm that don’t char the edges too much. This is also a slightly annoying thing to build on the GF as these panels are all sized such that I can’t cut two of them at the same time from the same sheet, so I cut up a larger sheet of BB into smaller sheets, each only slightly larger than a single panel, and then cut those out.