Mudroom Bench Plans

This step by step diy woodworking project is about mudroom bench plans. If you want to learn more about building a entryway bench, we recommend you to pay attention to the instructions described in the article. There are so many bench plans and designs to choose from, so make sure you take a close look over the rest of the related woodworking projects that are featured on our website.

Before starting the actual construction project, we recommend you to plan everything, as to save money and to keep the costs under control. Adjust the size and the design of the bench to suit your needs. In addition, we recommend you to invest in high-quality materials, such as pine, redwood or cedar, as they have a nice finish and are highly durable, especially in a humid environment.

If you don’t have a rich expertise in woodworking field, you should ask a friend to give you a hand with the project. There are many things that you could go wrong, so make sure you plan everything and invest in quality materials. Select the lumber with attention, making sure the components are perfectly straight and in a very good condition. Use a carpentry square to check if the corners are right-angled.

 

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Mudroom Bench Plans

Building a mudroom bench

Building a mudroom bench

 

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  • A – 2 pieces of 1×16 lumber – 60″ long 2xFRAME
  • B – 4 pieces of 1×16 lumber – 16″ long 2xPARTITIONS
  • C – 2 piece of 1×3 lumber – 60″ long, 4 pieces of 1×2 lumber – 12 1/2″ long 2xTRIMS
  • D – 4 pieces of 1×14 lumber – 48″ long VERTICAL SUPPORTS
  • E – 3 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 19″ long SUPPORTS

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  • Safety gloves, glasses
  • Miter saw, jigsaw
  • Chalk line, tape measure, spirit level, carpentry pencil
  • Drill machinery and drill bits

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  • Apply several coats of wood stain to the wooden components
  • Fill the holes with wood filler and smooth the surface

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Building a mudroom bench

Building the frames

Building the frames

 

The first step of the woodworking project is to build the frame of the benches. In order to get a professional manner, we recommend you to cut the components out of 1×16 lumber. Drill pocket holes at both ends of the vertical components, align them with great care and insert 1 1/4″ screws into the top and bottom components. Make sure the corners are square and add waterproof glue to the joints.

 

Attaching the trims

Attaching the trims

 

Continue the project by attaching the trims to the faces of the storage units. As you can easily notice in the image, we recommend you to cut the horizontal components out of 1×3 lumber and the vertical components out of 1×2 lumber. Lock the trims together and secure them to the frame of the bench using 1 1/4″ screws and glue.

 

Building the partitions

Building the partitions

 

The nest step of the project is to build the vertical supports for the mudroom bench. In order to get a professional result, we recommend you to mark the cut lines on the 1×14 pieces of lumber and to get the job done using a nice jigsaw. Smooth the curved cuts using fine-grit sandpaper. Repeat the process for the rest of the vertical supports.

 

Fitting the partitions

Fitting the partitions

 

Drill pocket holes at both ends of the vertical supports and lock them to the bottom and to the top storage units, by using 1 1/4″ screws and waterproof glue. Make sure the corners are square before inserting the screws.

 

Fitting the supports

Fitting the supports

 

One of the last steps of the project is to fit the horizontal supports to the mudroom bench. As you can easily notice in the plans, we recommend you to locate the studs before fitting the support into place. Drill pocket holes at both ends of the 1×4 slats and secure them to the vertical supports. Afterwards, drill pilot holes and secure the supports to the studs by inserting galvanized screws.

 

Mudroom bench plans

Mudroom bench plans

 

Last but not least, we recommend you to take care of the finishing touches. Fill the holes with wood filler and let it to dry out for several hours. Afterwards, smooth the wooden surface with fine-grit sandpaper and vacuum the residues.

Smart Tip: Apply several coats of stain or paint to the wooden components, if you want to protect them from decay and to enhance the look of the bench.

 

 

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