I built entryway locker cubbies with shelves for a beach friend:
They will be replacing this coat rack:
This is a family of five who needs a better coat and entry storage solution.
Based on my friend's ideas and space I came up with this drawing:
Two units, one on either side of the front door.
Open locker style hanging section with shelf above and bench area below with space for storage baskets.
My inspiration came straight from Pottery Barn's Brady Entryway System:
I delivered the upper locker sections today and the bases will follow next weekend.
This space up top accommodates a nice wicker basket.
Here's how I built the pieces:
1. Using plans from Ana White's site here and the PB inspiration piece I drew up my plans based on the size requested:
each unit measures 34"w x 12"d x 50.5"h
2. Constructed using 3/4" cabinet grade plywood, 1x2s, 1x4s and beadboard backing.
3. I modified not only the width (Ana's plans are 30.5"w) but also the shelf height (Ana's shelf is set at 12") to accommodate the baskets:
Before setting in the shelf I put the basket in place to determine the height, these are set at 9".
(Don't worry that gingham liner will be replaced with a neutral.)
4. All constructed and ready for paint:
I also added an additional 1x4 just below the shelf to support the hanging hardware.
(Screwing hooks into beadboard backing would provide minimal support.)
The basket fits perfectly now.
Side view shows 12" depth.
Primed, painted two coats semi-gloss white.
The hardware is polished chrome to tie in with the front door hardware:
I'm still uncertain about adding additional hooks on the inside sides and divider for additional function:
They could be very useful for backpacks, umbrellas, scarves, pocketbooks.
We have until next weekend to decide on the additional hooks.
To see the complete entry system with bases click here.
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