Mudroom Cabintery

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Project by Matt Miller posted 07-12-2011 02:24 PM 3189 views 26 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The addition to our house also added a mudroom which I had decided to build the cabinetry myself. Storage cubbies above, 4 drawers below and a center space for shoes. I’ve since added a row of coat hooks to the bead board panels for winter coats, bookbags, etc. Made of painted plywood and MDF with a solid walnut top. I used the soft close undermount drawer slides – expensive but way cool. Had a couple of false starts due to poor measurements on my part (new walls out of square?!) but went smoothly after that. Hopefully, it will survive the kids…

-- Matt

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#1 posted 07-12-2011 03:00 PM

The look is fantastic, the white surface really brings out the richness of the walnut. It is a beautiful design, it would be a shame to get it too muddy. Where is the corbel from? Did you make that as well? Very impressive.

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#2 posted 07-12-2011 03:02 PM

Looks great Matt, lots of details and the walnut is a nice complement to the painted cabinets.

-- Alan, Prince George

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#3 posted 07-12-2011 03:36 PM

Great job. Amazing!

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#4 posted 07-12-2011 03:52 PM

Very nice , looks great!!

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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Matt Miller

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#5 posted 07-12-2011 04:23 PM

I did make the corbels Joe – they were surprisingly, not that difficult. Laminated poplar, cut on the bandsaw, and built up the trim pieces. I made a jig to rout out the insets on the side. Used some two-sided tape to stick it to the corbels and off we go. There’s room for error when everything is painted!

-- Matt

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#6 posted 07-12-2011 11:08 PM

what is a mudroom?

-- Made in America, with American made tools....Shopsmith

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#7 posted 07-13-2011 02:00 AM

this is absolutely GORGEOUS—I love it—it should be in an episode of “This Old House”—I love the antique style you were able to achieve with the beadboard mixed with real wood benches…

GREAT job.

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#8 posted 07-13-2011 02:04 AM


Very nice cabinets; great use of space. Thanks for sharing.


-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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#9 posted 07-13-2011 02:11 AM

Nice cabinetry.

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#10 posted 12-26-2011 04:37 AM

Very nice!! I’m going to use your pics as a starting point for my mudroom makeover. Are there coat hooks?

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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Matt Miller

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#11 posted 01-03-2012 06:17 PM

Earl -

There are coat hooks – just didn’t have them installed before the pictures. I used 7 hooks – two for the smaller end panels and three in the middle, larger panel. It has turned out to be extremely functional.

-- Matt

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