Storage Bench For the Mudroom

Submitted by romanweel on Fri, 02/22/2013 - 11:00

This was for our mudroom, obviously. I wanted to use up some ply that I had ill-advisedly had the store cut into quarters, so each of my storage compartments are 48" long, supported in the center by that divider piece you see in the second pic.

The beauty of DIY of course, is that you can modify everything. But if you do, you spend a week on a 4-hour project (but you do use up a lot of scraps). I cut nearly every piece out of plywood with the exception of the 1x3 front legs. It was time-consuming, but I think it was worth it as it allowed me to impulsively deepen the storage from 3.5" to 5". It also meant I only had to purchase the cedar, one pine 1x3, and a hinge.

The top is bare cedar boards which we'll allow to weather naturally. The hinge is the longest piano hinge they had at the blue store at about $7. The white is just a base Behr ultra with no tint because it's classic and we already had it.

Estimated Cost
Estimated Time Investment
Weekend Project (10-20 Hours)
Type of Wood
Purebond ply, pine, and cedar
Recommended Skill Level
Starter Project



Mon, 03/18/2013 - 10:41

Now I may have to copy you on this one, some day in the distant future when I finally get to our garage entry renovation. :) Looks great!

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