A place for everything and everything in its place. Today it’s a DIY locker and bench unit for my friend’s mudroom area.
Build this locker style mudroom locker and bench units for your space. With an organized system all the shoes, jackets and things have a place!
My friend has four kids who need designated, individual spaces to store their coats, shoes and all kinds of stuff kids collect. And she lives in an old home built way before ‘mudrooms’ were invented.
I drew up plans and constructed this locker and bench unit for what is now her new mudroom space just inside the door:
I designed the unit to fit the wall space we had and then I built wood bins to fit inside the first shelf space:
This transformation went from 6 hooks on the wall and a hope chest in the BEFORE picture:
TO 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. So fresh, so organized even if the items inside aren’t completely organized she now has a designated space for things.
Each locker has lots of hooks for backpacks, coats, umbrellas, sports gear, etc:
And the baskets under the bench go WAY back, 22″ deep, so there’s plenty of room for multiple pairs of shoes and boots:
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. And don’t forget to add hardware using hanging hooks.
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