Monday, October 19, 2015

Locker Style Mudroom: Locker Cubbies


As promised last week, I'm back sharing the locker style mudroom build and today it's the top portion of locker cubbies.


To refresh your memory I am referring to this DIY locker and bench unit I built for a friend back in July 2012.  After a bazillion requests I've finally made plans to share with my readers so you can build it yourself.


Last week I shared the shoe cubby bench plans here and this week we will complete the project with the locker cubbies.


Materials:                                                                   
  • 3 – ¾” plywood sheets                                                         
  • 7 – 1x2x8 boards
  • 2 – 1x4x8 boards
  • 2 – ¼ plywood sheets (or beadboard for backing)                                                         
  • 1 ¼” pocket hole screws
  • wood glue
  • 1 ¼” finish nails
Cut List:
  • 1 – ¾” plywood @ 80 ½”l x 14 ¾”w (top)
  • 6 – ¾” plywood @ 68”l x 13”w (dividers)
  • 6 – ¾” plywood @ 14 ¾”l x 13”w (shelves)
  • 4 – ¾” plywood @ 15 1/8”l x 13”w (exterior shelves)
  • 6 – 1x4 @ 14 3/4”l (cross support)
  • 4 – 1x4 @ 15 1/8”l (exterior cross support)
  • 1 – 1x2 @ 76”l (top trim)
  • 2 – 1x2 @ 68”l (side trim)
  • 4 – 1x2 @ 66 ½”l (divider trim)
  • 1 – ¼” plywood @ 68”l x 47 1/2”w (backing)
  • 1 – ¼” plywood @ 68”l x 31 ½”w (backing)



 Step 1: Attach sides to top using pocket holes.  Use wood glue and 1 ¼” pocket hole screws.  Keep ¾” inset from top edges, ¼” inset from back edge and 1 ½” inset from front edge.



Step 2: Attach shelves to dividers using pocket holes.  Use wood glue and 1 ¼” pocket hole screws.


Step 3: Attach cross supports to frame at back.  Use wood glue and 1 ¼” pocket hole screws.


Step 4: Attach face frame.  Secure to unit using wood glue and 1 ¼” finish nails.


Step 5: Attach interior face frame to dividers.  Use wood glue and 1 ¼” finish nails.


Step 6: Attach backing to shelves using wood glue and ¾” finish nails.  Use two pieces and keep seam behind one divider.

The top locker cubby unit it secured to the shoe cubbies base using L brackets just on the interior of the vertical face frame at the edges of the locker portion.  Mending plates were added on the back as well.


2 comments:

Our Pinteresting Family said...

These look fantastic!!

Unknown said...

What type of wood and plywood did you use? What was the total cost to make these (wood, paint, screws)?