A DIY locker and bench unit for my friend’s mudroom area.
My friend has four young kids who need designated, individual spaces to store their coats, shoes and all kinds of stuff kids collect.
And she lives in a very old house built way before ‘mudrooms’ were invented.
We drew up plans and I constructed what is now her new mudroom space just inside the door:
This transformation went from 6 hooks on the wall in the BEFORE picture
15 hooks inside 5 lockers, 5 large shoe baskets and 10 cubby shelves
which all takes up just about the same amount of floor space.
Each locker has lots of hooks for backpacks, coats, umbrellas, sports gear, etc:
And these bottom baskets go WAY back, 22″ deep, so there’s plenty of room for multiple pairs of shoes and boots:
I drew up the plans by modifying a few of Ana White’s plans to meet our size requirements.
(Update 10/2015 I finally made plans for this build here!)
I used Ana’s small locker cabinet:
Ultimately my plans looked like this:
The locker portion is 81″w x 68″h x 14″d and the bench is 80″w x 18″h x 24″d
Here’s how I made the locker and bench units:
1. Construct bench box and add dividers:
2. Add face frame with 1x2s and back footer is a 1×4:
3. Prime and paint three coats Benjamin Moore high gloss white enamel:
4. Construct locker unit using 1x4s for shelf and base cross supports:
5. Prime and paint same as bench:
6. Prime and paint backing prior to attaching.
Secure lockers to bench with mending plates in back and L brackets in front sides.
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