Monday, May 1, 2017

Locker Style Mudroom: Locker Cubbies

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

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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.

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

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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)

locker style mudroom cubbies free plans


 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.


locker style mudroom cubbies free plans

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

locker style mudroom cubbies free plans

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

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

locker style mudroom cubbies free plans

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

locker style mudroom cubbies free plans

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.


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10 comments:

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    1. Thanks Megan. I finally got 'reply' added to my comments - only took me 7 years.

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

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    1. 3/4" birch plywood and pine boards. The cost varies depending on where you live but estimate about $400 for the whole unit (lockers and bench).

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  3. Interested in knowing how this can or should be secured against the wall?

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  4. ^^ Mike: You could pop a few 2" screws through the upper 1x4 supports into studs and caulk/paint over the screw heads. If you want something a bit less permanent, get some L-brackets and hide them at the back of the upper shelves in the corners. One side of the bracket against the bottom or side of the upper cubby, one side against the back of the structure with 2" screws going into studs. 2 or 3 should be plenty to prevent tipping.

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  5. Or even put the brackets at the very top of the structure, completely out of sight

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  6. Awesome, thanks so much for the helpful suggestions, Jesse!

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  7. Just wanted to pass along my 'thanks' for these helpful plans. I managed to complete the locker storage unit and it fits rather well in my newly-renovated mudroom! :)

    Photo of the completed unit is here:
    http://mikelovesjulia.tumblr.com/post/160967339554/mudroom-storage-locker-using-helpful-instructions

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    1. Mike you are so welcome, thanks for sharing your completed project. Love your hardware choice and that wallpaper is so fun.

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