Laundry Room Coat Hooks and Cubbies

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I finally finished the cubbies my wife has been hounding me to finsh since we moved into the house almost 5 years ago.

This isn’t my usual kind of project but I managed to come up with a decent design after looking at lots of pictures in magazines and on LJ. I used maple for the face framing and birch plywood for the boxes and panels. Since I didn’t want to try to lift the entire unit, I built each box, painted it and then put a couple of coats of poly acrylic over the latex for duability. Then I screwed them into the wall and tied them together with the face framing. A bit of crown molding, some paint and poly for the face frame and the cubbies were finished. The wainscotting panels were built as one unit finished then installed. I added a coupl of corbels I picked up at the big box store for accent, installed the hooks and the project was finished.

As with every project there were a couple of things that could have been done better. My design skills are still a bit lacking on the little details. All in all though, my wife is happy so I am happy

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

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#1 posted 04-02-2012 09:50 PM

Nicely done

-- Doug...

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#2 posted 04-02-2012 10:10 PM

Looks great – lots of great organization space to fill up.

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T. D. Reid

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#3 posted 04-03-2012 11:38 AM

Very nice job. I wish that my laundry was off of one of my entrances so that I could build one, I’m jealous. Cheers

-- Head to the shop its calling you – Todd

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Ben Simms

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#4 posted 04-03-2012 12:27 PM

Wow! very nice.

-- I played with Legos as a kid and I never had the part I thought I needed, so I learned to improvise. Now I'm an engineer with a woodworking hobby.

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#5 posted 04-03-2012 01:45 PM

Nice job! question on if the countertop is removeable or not-i’m thinking about building something similiar but i’m concerned if the washer and dryer need serviced how easy it will be to access them…

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#6 posted 04-03-2012 05:07 PM

jman – the dryer pulls out easily and the washer will also come out but a bit more work since it is heavier. The counter is connected to a cleat on the wall with “L” brackets. With this configuration I had to hook the dryer up then slide the washer in place.

I made one for another house we lived in that snapped into a groove cut on the top of the cleat. That worked quite well and you wouldn’t have to pull the washer and dryer.

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

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#7 posted 04-03-2012 07:21 PM

Nicely done, and great laundry room space. Mind moving that to my house?

-- My workshop blog can be found at

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#8 posted 04-03-2012 08:16 PM

Nice work, Trying to figure out that light switch would have set me back 2 days! LOL

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#9 posted 04-04-2012 02:05 AM

Wow it looks familiar and I can feel the sweat from all the work exelent job . Now all she has to do is fill it up with vital goods. The yarn caddy man

-- PapaS, Casper, WY

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#10 posted 04-04-2012 02:49 AM

Looks great!
You did a top notch job

-- Scott "Some days you are the big dog, some days you are the fire hydrant"

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