Mudroom Area

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Submitted by bhammond on Tue, 11/12/2013 - 12:31

Mudroom area by my front door. Perfect for removing shoes, hanging jackets, etc.

For the top I used two old cabinets that were on their way to the trash. It was easy to build shelves between them.
For the back I used beadboard from Home Depot. It was 1/4" thick and 4x8.
The bench pulls out easily, because there is an outlet behind it, and an air register beneath it. (That's why I left the front toe-kick open.)
The rail with hooks came pre-assembled from Home Deopt, but I had to paint it black.

Estimated Time Investment
Weekend Project (10-20 Hours)
Type of Wood
MDF, Cedar
Finish Used
I used black chalk paint and minwax paste finishing wax.
After one coat of finishing wax I sanded edges to get the antiqued look. Then I applied a second coat of finishing wax.

For the finishing wax: simply rub on with a rag, wait 10 minutes, then use a clean rag to rub in the direction of wood grain to get a nice polish.
Recommended Skill Level
Beginner

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