Monday, October 12, 2015

Locker Style Mudroom: Shoe Cubbies

Free plans today friends for this large five cubby locker style mudroom.  I built this piece over 3 years ago back in July 2012 and posted it here but I've had so many requests to create proper plans that I finally decided to do it.

Yikes that's an old cringe worthy picture but still a great project so I'm reposting.  This is my friend's house and she has four kids and no mudroom so we created one with this extremely user friendly locker cubby system.

This build is actually two pieces: shoe cubbies on the bottom which also serve as a bench and locker style cubbies up top with shelf storage.  Today I am sharing the plans for the shoe cubbies only.

How to build a locker style mudroom shoe cubbies:

Please remember to use all safety precautions when operating power tools!

* Fits basket maximum dimensions: 13 ½”w x 22”l x 12”h

  • 2 – ¾” plywood sheets                                                         
  • 6 – 1x2x8 boards                                                       
  • 1 ¼” pocket hole screws
  • wood glue
  • 1 ¼” finish nails
Cut List:

  • 1 – ¾” plywood @ 80 ½”l x 23 ¼”w (top)
  • 1 – ¾” plywood @ 78 ½” l x 21”w (base)
  • 2 – ¾” plywood @ 15 ¼” x 21”w (sides)
  • 4 – ¾” plywood @ 13 ¾” x 21”w (dividers)
  • 2 – 1x2 @ 76” (top trim)
  • 4 – 1x2 @ 17 ¼” (corner legs)
  • 8 – 1x2 @ 15 ¾” (interior legs)
  • 10 – 1x2 @ 14” (base trim)
I suggest purchasing your baskets first before making any cuts.  Be sure your baskets will fit the dimensions or adjust to fit your baskets, that's the beauty of DIY!

Step 1: Attach sides to top using pocket holes.  Use wood glue and 1 ¼” pocket hole screws.  Keep ¾” inset from sides edges, 3/4" inset from back edge and 1 ½” inset from front edge.

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

Step 3: Attach dividers to frame.  Use wood glue and 1 ¼” pocket hole screws.

Step 4: Attach corner legs and top face frame.  Use pocket holes and 1 ¼” pocket hole screws to secure top face frame to legs first then attach all pieces to unit using wood glue and 1 ¼” finish nails.

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

Step 6: Attach base trim to shelves using wood glue and 1 ¼” finish nails.

Finish as desired. 

Below is the before and after of my friend's entry space. You can see what a difference this locker style mudroom makes!

1 comment:

Shani Walton said...

So nice of you to make these plans! I built this last year with the original hand drawn plans on your site. Ours looks great, but these new plans and wood list will be a great timesaver for others! So glad I found your site, thank you for doing what you do!