|Project by hutchmp||posted 01-18-2011 09:08 AM||100250 views||34 times favorited||10 comments|
Well, my first Lumber Jocks project post! We needed more storage space for jackets, shoes, ext. than what our hallway closet offered (especially with 3 kids). I looked at a lot of online photos of mud rooms and took elements that I liked and would work for our needs. I started first with the bead board over the drywall and smaller bench on the right (12.5” H x 36” W x 13” D) around Thanksgiving. I used 3/4 inch plywood and joined it with biscuits. I did a good bit of research with the kids on a good height and depth as well as the cut outs for their rain boots (yes, it rains a lot in Washington). I rounded all the edges and corners with a 1/2 round over router bit for comfort and safety with the kids. Did the adult bench (18” H x 36” w x 15” D) in the same fashion. I did two separate benches so when the kids grow, I can remove and put in a taller one. I got the cubby idea from a hanging one we had in our closet (that takes up a lot of space). It’s great for hats, gloves, ext. and everyone has their own space. I used 1/2 plywood and the cubby size is 6.25” W x 6.25” H x 13” D. Used poplar for the coat racks and routed out a profile on the edges. Trimmed out the top with the same molding that is throughout the house so that it tied in well. Finally, I added some hooks on the side of the cubby tower to hang our umbrellas.
The best part of this project is that I had a great excuse to purchase several new tools with the wife’s backing!
Not an extremely hard project, but I have very limited time. Wanted to post this so that others may get an idea from it to use. Take Care.