Easy diy mudroom bench with flip up boot storage. Free plans by ANA-WHITE.com
Using 1x12s, build bench frame as shown in diagram. We used a Kreg Jig and 1-1/4" pocket hole screws, but predrilled wood screws (2" length) will work as well.
1x3s are added to back and front. Can be nailed or screwed or Kreg Jigged in place.
The back plywood needs to be held down 3/4" to allow for the hinged top. Nail to sides and 1x3 at top with 3/4" nails.
Additional shelves and dividers can be added. Dividers will need to be notched out for the back 1x3 with a jigsaw.