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DIY children's wardrobe with canal houses

March 2, 2019
DIY children's wardrobe with canal houses

Since a small person lives in our house, it was time for a children’s wardrobe in the hallway. Every day, I feel like I’m running up and down the stairs 100 times a day because I forgot some jacket, sun hat or hat. And since we live in the Netherlands, the beautiful canal houses in Amsterdam have become the inspiration for this sweet wardrobe.

DIY children’s wardrobe with canal houses

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DIY children's wardrobe with canal houses

The exciting thing about this DIY is that Jutta and I were allowed to test the fantastically beautiful Twercs 4-in-1 Toolkit . Sawing, gluing and drilling makes a whole corner even more fun, if you have the decent tool for it AND it also looks great AND is wireless. Especially when sawing with the jigsaw is wireless work really relaxed. You do not have to worry about having to cut through the cable accidentally or having to work with extension cables that are a trip hazard. By the way, what makes this case practical is the charging of the devices. The case has a plug on the outside and so loads all the devices that are in the case. The devices are almost automatically docked in their place in the case to a charging station. So you load all devices without cable clutter.

DIY children's wardrobe with canal houses

DIY children's wardrobe with canal houses

I sawed the children’s wardrobe from an MDF board and then mounted suspension knobs, painted them and attached a wall suspension to the back.

DIY children’s wardrobe with canal houses – material

  • MDF plate (about 50 x 30 cm)
  • Twercs battery jigsaw
  • Twercs Cordless Drill
  • sandpaper
  • 2 suspension hooks with nails for attachment
  • 5 round wooden coat racks
  • 5 different chalk colors (cream, anthracite, nougat, mocha, light blue)
  • brush
  • Painter tapestape
  • 5 screws for the cloakroom buttons
  • Hand drill for pre-drilling
  • ruler
  • pencil
  • triangle ruler
  • Leimklemme
  • white all-marker
  • towel
  • hammer

DIY children’s wardrobe with canal houses – instructions

1. sketch and plan

First you measure the MDF board and determine the size of the houses. I have pre-painted a sketch for this purpose.

DIY children's wardrobe with canal houses

The lower area where the hooks come is 8 cm high and 50 cm wide.
The houses will be different width and height. The left house is 10 cm wide and 18 cm high, the second about 12 and 17 cm high, the third 7 x 20 cm, the fourth 12 cm x 20 cm and the right house 8 cm wide and 15 cm high.

Draw the outlines of the houses on the board with the pencil.
Then you can saw out the gables.

2. sawing

DIY children's wardrobe with canal houses

A few Tipps:
Saw all houses in turn. It does not have to happen in one go.
Saw the middle house just from the top for each “Zacken” before a straight line and then saw from the side pieces out.
Clamp your board beforehand with a glue clamp on a workbench or a table for better grip or let assist in holding the plate.
One time sawing the curved roof at a remnant piece.

3. Tighten the hook

Now mark the positions for the 5 hooks on the front of the board. They should be positioned symmetrically with the center of each house. Transfer the exact positions of the hooks with a set square and ruler to the back of the board, possibly drill slightly with the hand drill and drill the screws with the cord drill from behind through the board into the hanging buttons on the front. Turn the round buttons on a bit.

DIY children's wardrobe with canal houses

4. Coloring

Glue all fields for the 5 houses and the lower area with tape one after the other and paint them. Always allow the paint to dry briefly before covering the area for the next house.

DIY children's wardrobe with canal houses

Now draw the positions of the doors and windows on the houses in pencil. Let each house have slightly different windows. This makes the whole thing more interesting.

DIY children's wardrobe with canal houses

Draw the borders of the windows and doors with the white marker. Use a ruler when tightening for straight lines. Let everything dry well.

5. Mount the suspension

Place the coat rack with the front on a towel, position the two suspension hooks and carefully beat the nails into the hooks with the hammer. Now you can hang the wardrobe on a hook on the wall.

DIY children's wardrobe with canal houses

The DIY children’s wardrobe with canal houses is ready!

DIY children's wardrobe with canal houses

All the best,

Your Maike

PS: Thanks to Twercs for the great support with this article.

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