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.

  • 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.


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)?

Mike said...

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

Jesse said...

^^ 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.

Jesse said...

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

Mike said...

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