Our coat rack in our entryway has gotten out of control lately and this has been a project that I’ve wanted to tackle for a long time. We have a pretty narrow entryway off the garage door so I decided to add a large set of mudroom lockers with a bench in the garage. This is typically where we take off our shoes and such anyways so it seemed appropriate. I finally settled on a style and what I wanted in the way of storage. With the two huge drawers we plan on using one for toys and one for the kids shoes. Since there are four of us each on of us has a hook and a cubby. Plus there are extra hooks and upper storage to house a lot of extra stuff. Well, I’m really happy with how it turned out. It’s exactly what we needed to wrangle our entryway.
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- 3-1/4 Sheets – 3/4″ Birch PureBond Plywood
- 1/2 Sheet – 1/4″ Birch PureBond Plywood
- Qty 4 – 2 x 8 x 10′ Untreated Lumber
- Qty 5 – 1 x 2 x 8′ Common Boards
- 2-1/2″ Kreg Pocket Hole Screws (Coarse)
- 1-1/4″ Kreg Pocket Hole Screws (Coarse)
- 1-1/4″ Brad Nails
- 2″ Wood Screws
- 1-1/4″ Wood Screws
- 3/4″ Wood Screws
- Wood Glue
- Qty 2 – 26″ Drawer Slides
- Qty 2 – Large Drawer Pulls
- I used gate handles
- Qty 2 – Small Cabinet Knobs/Handles
- I used light duty black handles
- Qty 4 – Hooks
- We purchased ours from Hobby Lobby
- Qty 2 – Ceiling Hooks
- Qty 4 – Hinges
- Note: I used Lift Up Hinges (meh.. they’re cool but don’t work as well as I imagined.)
- What you use will be determined by which door style you choose
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How to build Mudroom Lockers with a Bench
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Put the drawer in place with 1/4″ shims under the front. Extend the slides and screws in the first hole with a 3/4″ wood screws.
Pull the drawer almost all the way out and place the 1/4″ shims under the back. Then finish attaching the slides to the drawer.
I really like the stained wood and white paint combo. Before finishing I filled all the nail holes with wood filler and sanded all the surfaces to 220-grit. For the paint I used polished pearl from Behr with a semi-gloss finish to clear up easily. For the stained wood I used Varathane Dark Walnut and sealed with Varathane’s Triple Thick Semi-Gloss Polyurethane.
As always, if you have any questions don’t hesitate to comment below and especially don’t forget to post pictures of your finished products in the comments! ENJOY!