Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Kid Cabniks

Last weekend the wife headed out of town for a group birthday celebration with some friends in San Diego. Since the kids, mostly Sass, had been begging for a 'cabnik' to hang over their beds I figured that would give us a nice weekend project. We ended up only needing two trips to the Depot for parts and supplies. I found this blog that laid out the basic idea of the thing then I let the kids pick out their own shelf configurations. Sass went with the standard config and Matty decided he only wanted 2 cubbies but i managed to talk him into 4 so that he can store more cars in it. Not going to bore anyone with the details of the build, but I cut everything up on the table saw and then the kids helped assemble and sand. Neither wanted to paint but it fits in pretty well with their unfinished wood beds. The only shortcut I took was in mounting the doors. Probably should have chiseled out a notch so they fit flush, but by that time the kids patience and mine were pretty much used up. They look fine and the kids don't really care so overall I'm pleased we knocked it out in one weekend. The kids love them.

Sass' Cabnik

Matty's cabnik

Once they were on the wall the kids decorated with stickers and put some of their prized possessions in them.

Done and Done.

Back in the saddle

Wow, apparently it has been a while since I posted. Trying to get back into this as part of a holistic self-improvement program. Got a lot of stuff I want to figure out and learn about and this seems like a fair place to put it. If it is of interest to you, excellent. If not, there are plenty of other shitty blogs and sites on the infinite interwebs for you to check out.

Here is a sampler of (hopefully) upcoming topics:

  • Responsive Design
  • Home Improvement Projects
  • Restoration of the Ol' Suzuki GS450E
  • Hop-ups of the New Suzuki DR-Z400S

- w