Entryway lockers and bench

Submitted by DIYMomof4 on Tue, 08/29/2017 - 19:24

I love Ana's plan for lockers!  This project is so rewarding and was very straight forward to build.  I added a fourth locker and a shoe bench to accomodate my children.  I also added a toekick behind the face frame so things won't get lost underneath.   Instead of using 1 x 12's, I ripped plywood into 4 equal strips.  They came out to be slightly less than 12 inches each as you have to account for the saw blade.  Each locker has three hooks, a place for shoes, and a bin for winter gear.  I made the fabric bins and bench cushion following online tutorials.  I set the hooks according to the height of my children, so even my youngest can hang up her things.  This project took me about a week and a half to complete, including the sewing portion.  It is very sturdy and the 1x4's along the back allowed me to attach the unit to several wall studs.  I placed the 1x4's(with hooks) low enough that the heavy backpacks will also have the shelf for support.    The shoe bench measures 48" in length at the longest point.  It is the same depth as the locker unit and fits perfectly behind the locker face frame.  Thank you so much for your wonderful plan!

Built from Plan(s)
Estimated Cost
$300
Estimated Time Investment
Week Long Project (20 Hours or More)
Type of Wood
Purebond plywood and poplar for face frames
Finish Used
I used a semi-gloss alkyd paint by Behr. The color is called Flagstaff green and is a bit greener than the picture shows.
Recommended Skill Level
Intermediate