Easy Mudroom Benches or Locker Room Benches

Difficulty
Beginner
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About Project

Easy to build benches for mudroom or locker room.  Free plans by ANA-WHITE.com

Are you looking for a quick, easy, sturdy but beautiful way to build benches for a mudroom or locker room?

My husband and I just finished donating a Skate Shack warming hut to our community, and needed to make 20 feet of durable, sturdy and inexpensive locker room benches.  With a tiny budget, and zero maintenance budget, I turned to my good buddies 2x4s (and 2x6s) to build these mudroom or locker room benches.

We are very happy with how they turned out, and the design has already inspired more projects (coming soon!).

We especially are happy with the under-bench clearance. 

There's a full 18" in height under the bench - so sliding a tote, hockey bag, crate on wheels, or just boots underneath is too easy not to do.

We are especially excited about how easy these benches are to build, and are anxious to get the plans to you and start seeing your brag posts.  This one is a good one!

Please do share if you build, we thrive off knowing our work is beneficial to others.

Enjoy the bench plans following.

XO Ana

PS - We built these benches in our Skate Shack Video - if you haven't do check it out for live action building tips.

Don't forget to pin and share as well!

Dimensions
Can be any length, dimensions shown above

Preparation

Shopping List

1 - 2x4 - desired length of benches

 4 - 2x6 - desired length of benches

5 feet of 2x4 per leg set (for example, three leg sets would need 15 feet of 2x4 boards - so I'd get 2 - 2x4 @ 8 feet long)

 

Common Materials
Cut List

Cuts per leg set - 

1 - 2x4 @ 18"

1 - 2x4 @ 20-1/2"

1 - 2x4 @ 16" - both ends cut NOT parallel 45 degrees, long point to long point measurement

Tools
Tape Measure
Speed Square
Pencil
Safety Glasses
Hearing Protection
Kreg Jig
Drill
Miter Saw
Power Sander
Level
Drill Bit Set
General Instructions

TIP: With the slatted design of this bench, it may be much easier to prefinish all of your boards before cutting or assembly, and then go back after assembly and touch up.

Instructions

Step 1

Locate and mark studs in wall.  Attach 2x4 back plate to studs, using a level, with top of 2x4 18" above floor.  Use 3" wood screws for standard wood framed stud walls.

Step 2

Build leg sets as shown above.  You will need a leg set at least every 4 feet, and a end leg set.  

Step 3

Evenly space leg sets on back plate and screw to the back plate.

Step 4

Place decking on top and screw down leaving 1/2" gap in between deck boards.

Sand well.