DIY Mudroom Lockers

Mudrooms often turn into a catch-all area for people's muddy shoes, wet umbrellas, clothes, duffel bags and other items. Installing a mudroom locker helps you organize the mess and keep your mudroom looking neat.

Things You'll Need

  • 3-by-4-inch plywood
  • Drill
  • Tape measure
  • Wood screws
  • Hooks
  • Sander
  • Edgeband or other wood finishing material
  • Stain or paint
  • Circular saw
  • Level
  • Stud finder

Instructions

  1. Building the DIY Mudroom Lockers

    • 1

      Place one piece of 3-by-4-inch plywood on a worktable. Measure and mark a 16 ½-inch line across the width of the wood, and then measure and mark an 18-inch line lengthwise. Cut the board along these marks with a circular saw. Repeat these steps with three more 3-by-4-inch plywood pieces.

    • 2

      Measure and mark an 18-inch-wide line across another piece of 3-by-4-inch plywood, along with a 70-inch line lengthwise. Use a circular saw to cut the board along those lines. Repeat with two more plywood pieces.

    • 3

      Use a small sander to sand all the wood pieces to ensure smooth surfaces and prevent cuts and splinters during handling and use.

    • 4

      Position the two 70-inch pieces of plywood on the worktable. Place one 16 ½-inch piece over the top of each 70 inch piece. Place another 16 ½-inch piece over the bottom of each 70-inch piece, ensuring the pieces lay flush top and bottom as well as front to back, to create a box 18 inches high, 70 inches long and 18 inches wide.

    • 5

      Measure 1 foot down from the top of the box with measuring tape and make a mark. Then starting from the bottom of the box measure 1 foot up. Use a drill and wood screws to fasten the remaining 16 ½-by-18-inch plywood pieces along the marks to create the shelves. Make sure the shelves are flush to the box's surface.

    • 6

      Position the remaining piece of plywood on top of the box, face down. Line up the piece with the sides of the box and screw it in with wood screws to create the back of the mudroom locker.

    • 7

      Apply either edgeband or a finishing material for a cabinet box to the exposed edges of your mudroom locker. Fill in any screw holes with wood filler and then sand the locker to make it smooth.

    • 8

      Apply a finishing stain to the mudroom locker or paint it. Drill clothes hooks into the locker for coats, jackets and other apparel.

    • 9

      Locate studs in the wall where you will be attaching the mudroom locker by using a stud finder. Position the locker against the wall and drill a set of screws into the top of the locker and through the wall stud. Drill another set of screws into the bottom of the locker.

Tips & Warnings

  • Take the mudroom lockers outside to paint or stain them so fumes will dissipate safely.
  • Always wear safety gloves and goggles when working with hand tools and power tools to prevent injury.
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