Hello friends. Who's thinking about clearing out all that clutter now that the holidays are over? I'm right there with you, it's overwhelming and chaotic and you just want to clear the decks and start fresh.
Today I'm sharing a diy shoe storage bench with free plans made specifically to fit four large crates. These crates corral and contain all the shoes, hats, gloves and mudroom accessories plus the bench provides a nice spot to sit while putting on those shoes.
I've team up with Crates & Pallet to bring you this shoe storage bench plan. We will use four of the large crates for this build but Crates & Pallet makes all types of crates, various sizes and shapes, you'll want to check out all the options.
To get you started on clearing the clutter Crates & Pallet is offering a giveaway to one lucky reader for a Home Depot $50 gift card! If the holiday mess isn't motivation enough to clear the clutter than perhaps this giveaway will get you going.
The shoe storage bench fits just inside our back door mudroom area.
Each large crate is 18" long x 12 1/2" wide and 9 1/2" deep so plenty of storage space for multiple pairs of shoes and boots.
I painted this shoe storage bench using Benjamin Moore old navy satin enamel finish.
Below are step by step instructions including supplies and cut list. Please follow all safety precautions when using power tools.
4 – large Crates & Pallet wood crates
1 sheet – ¾” plywood
5 – 2x2x8 boards
2 ½” & 1 ¼”pocket hole screws
2” wood screws
1 – ¾” plywood @ 18 ¾” x 61” (top)
1 – ¾” plywood @ 15” x 56 ½” (base shelf)
4 – 2x2 @ 56 ½” (front & back supports)
4 – 2x2 @ 15” (side supports)
4 – 2x2 @ 17” (legs)
6 – 2x2 @ 12” (center supports)
Step 1: Attach supports to legs using wood glue and 2 ½” pocket hole screws.
Step 2: Attach center supports to long supports using wood glue and 2 ½” pocket hole screws. Keep pocket holes all facing same direction (towards back).
Step 3: Make base shelf by attaching supports to shelf keeping plywood flush on underside. Be sure to predrill the supports with pocket holes for attaching to legs in next step BEFORE attaching supports to base shelf. Use wood glue and 1 ¼” pocket hole screws.
Step 4: Attach base shelf portion to legs using predrilled pocket holes. Use wood glue and 2 ½” pocket hole screws. Also attach center supports to base shelf using wood glue and 2 ½” pocket hole screws.
Step 5: Attach top to frame. Use wood glue and predrilled countersink holes to attach top with 2" wood screws from underside. Keep top flush to back and ¾” overhang on front and both sides.
Sand and finish your bench as desired. Also I recommend a few felt pads on the underside of each crate to help the crates slide easily and protect the finish on your bench.
Be sure to stop by Ryobi Nation to see all the Clear The Clutter crate organization ideas and vote for your favorite!
Now who wants to win a $50 Home Depot gift card?
Disclaimer: I have partnered with Crates & Pallet to bring you this post. All thoughts, opinions and creative ideas are my own.