Mudroom locker plans

This step by step diy project is about mudroom locker plans. If you want to build a beautiful wooden locker for your entryway, this project might be what you are looking for. Don’t forget to take a look over the rest of the indoor projects and to adjust the design and size of the entryway locker to suit your needs. Assembling a few lockers together would be a great idea, if you have enough space.

You should always plan everything from the very beginning and to adjust the size of the locker to your needs, while you can still use the woodworking techniques described in this project. Taking into account the simple design, this mudroom bench can match the style of any home. Mark the cut lines on the slats before making the cuts and use a jigsaw to get the job done.

There are a few tips that you should take into account, if you want to get a professional result. Therefore, take accurate measurements and use professional tool when making the cuts or when drilling pilot holes. Align the components at both ends and add waterproof glue to the joints, if you want to create a rigid structure. Round the exposed edges with sandpaper or by using a good router.

 

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Mudroom locker plans

Building a mudroom locker

Building a mudroom locker

 

Materials

  • A – 2 pieces of 1×12 lumber – 77 1/4″ long SIDES
  • B – 2 pieces of 1×12 lumber – 25 1/2″ long, 1 piece – 27″ long FRAME
  • C – 2 pieces of 1×12 lumber – 22 1/2″ long, 4 pieces – 7 1/2″ long STORAGE
  • D – 1 piece of 1×12 lumber – 38 1/2″ long PARTITION
  • D – 2 pieces of 1×2 lumber – 75 3/4″ long, 2 pieces – 27″ long, 1 piece of 24″ long TRIMS
  • E – 1 piece of 1/4″ plywood – 27″x75 1/4 long BACK
  • F – 2 pieces of 1×6 lumber – 9 3/4″ long, 1 piece – 7 1/4″ long, 1 piece of 1×8 lumber – 7 1/4″ long, 1 piece of 3/4″ plywood – 5 3/4″x9 3/4″ long 3xDRAWER

 

Tools

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

 

Tips

  • Use a good miter saw to make the angle cuts
  • Drill pilot holes before inserting the screws

 

Time

  • One Week

 

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Building a mudroom locker

Building the frame of the locker

Building the frame of the locker

 

The first step of the woodworking project is to build the frame of the mudroom locker. As you can easily notice in the diagram, we recommend you to build the components out of 1×12 lumber. Drill pocket holes at both ends of the yellow components and secure them to the sides by insert 1 1/4″ screws.

Smart Tip: Make sure the corners are right-angled and add glue to the joints to enhance the bond of the structure. Drill pocket holes at the top of the sides and insert 1 1/4″ screws into the top component. Align the edges with attention and leave no gaps between the components.

 

Building the drawer unit

Building the drawer unit

 

Next, you have to build the storage unit. As you can easily notice in the diagram, you need to build the components out of 1×12 lumber. Drill pocket holes at both ends of the vertical components and insert 1 1/4″ screws into the perpendicular components. Make sure the corners are right-angled and leave no gaps. Align the edges with great care before inserting the screws.

 

Fitting the drawer unit

Fitting the drawer unit

 

Fit the storage unit to the frame of the locker and secure it to the sides, as shown in the diagram. Drill pilot holes through the sides of the storage unit and insert 1 1/4″ screws into the sides of the frame. Add glue to the joints. Use a spirit level to make sure the storage unit is horizontal and make sure the corners are right-angled.

 

Fitting the middle partition

Fitting the middle partition

 

Build the partition out of 1×12 lumber. Drill pocket holes at both ends of the slat and secure it to the structure with 1 1/4″ screws. Make sure you place the partition to the middle of the locker, for a professional result.

 

Fitting the front trims

Fitting the front trims

 

Continue the woodworking project by fitting the 1×2 trims to the front face of the locker. Drill pocket holes at the top of the vertical trims and insert 1 1/4″ screws into the horizontal top trim. After locking the trims together, we recommend you to secure them to the frame of the locker using 1 1/4″ finishing nails. Add glue to the joints and make sure the edges are flush.

 

Fitting the top trim

Fitting the top trim

 

Next, install the top trim to the mudroom locker. Drill pocket holes along the edge of the trim and secure it to the top component, using 1 1/4″ screws. Add glue to the joint to enhance the bond of the components. Align the edges with great care before inserting the screws.

 

Fitting the back of the locker

Fitting the back of the locker

 

Build the bottom trim of the locker out of 1×3 lumber. Mark the cut lines on the slat and use a jigsaw to get the job done. Smooth the edges with sandpaper and remove the residues with a damp cloth. Drill pocket holes at both ends and secure it to the side trims using 1 1/4″ screws. In addition, drive a few brad nails into the frame of the locker.

 

Fitting the back of the locker

Fitting the back of the locker

 

Build the back of the locker out of 1/4″ plywood. Mark the cut lines on the plywood sheet and get the job done with a circular saw. Smooth the edges with fine-grit sandpaper and secure the plywood panel to the frame using 1 1/4″ nails. Align the edges thoroughly and leave no gaps between the components.

 

Building the drawers

Building the drawers

 

Build the frame of the drawer out of 1×6 slats and the face out of 1×8 lumber. Drill pocket holes at both ends of the side components and insert 1 1/4″ screws into the front and back components. Leave no gaps between the components and make sure the corners are square.

 

Fitting the bottom

Fitting the bottom

 

Build the bottom of the drawers out of 3/4″ plywood. Drill pocket holes along the edges and fit it to the frame of the drawer. Make sure the edges are flush and insert 1 1/4″ screws through the bottom into the frame of the drawer.

 

Fitting the drawers

Fitting the drawers

 

After assembling the three drawers, we recommend you to fit them to the storage unit. Make sure you wax the bottom of the drawers, so they can slide in and out the opening. Fit appropriate knobs to the drawers that match the style of your interior design.

 

Fitting the hooks

Fitting the hooks

 

Fit hooks to the vertical partition, on both sides. Align everything with great care, if you want to get a professional result. Leave no gaps between the components, for a professional result.

 

Mudroom locker plans

Mudroom locker plans

 

Last but not least, we recommend you to take care of the finishing touches. In order to get a professional result, fill the holes and the gaps with wood filler and let it dry out for a few hours.  Check if there are protruding screws and fix this issue, if necessary.

Smart tip: Apply a few coats of stain or exterior paint to the components, in order to protect them from decay and water damage. Check out the rest of the indoor furniture plans featured on our website.

 

 

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