|Project by Tom Pritchard||posted 03-12-2014 08:13 PM||853 views||2 times favorited||3 comments|
I have this room of my house that I call the “Mud Room” Only reason is because this is where I take my shoes off and keep the cat litter box. Far as that because of the room size it’s not much good for anything else, sooo I thought maybe I could make a place to store gloves, hats and jackest. Because of the trendy style of storage units today, I thought I could make this inexpensive storage unit. Besides for storage I could use as a siting bench for removing shoes. The cats love to climb up to take a nap on too.
The unit is made of (i) piece of 3/4” birch plywood, (1) piece of 1/4” underlayment (only using 18” x 96” piece of a 4×8). Plus some pine strips to dress up the face and hide the plywood. On the back I used the 1/4” plywood. May not need to have a back if you did not want to. maybe if this unit was in the middle of room you may want to not have?
The baskets I used are purchased from IKEA. The baske number is KNIPSA. These run $15.00 each. Total cost for whole thing was right at $125.00. I may buy two extra baskets to use top storage cubicals. For now we are usiing for storying the cat food.
This was a simple project to make. I used my circular saw with straight edge guide and router for back panel recess. If anyone is interested I would be glad to share a Sketchup file with you.
-- Tom in Madison, Indiana