Mudroom Lockers – Customize-able Template from Shelf Help

Getting outside is very important to our family. Living in Alaska means we have alot of gear to deal with the elements, in addition to sporting equipment.

A couple of coat hooks just wasn’t cutting it.  We needed a serious mudroom solution to organize all of it.  So we took one wall in our garage and did this!

Watch the build process in our video:

And head on over to Shelf Help for the free, easy to customize template.

Open Bottom Mudroom Bench – Customizeable Sizes Template

If you have a spot to put a custom, built in mudroom bench, why not do it cabinetry style?  So it’s built-in, so its stuck to the wall; so there’s no hard to reach spots to vacuum around, so its a permanent fixture in the house?

For about $130 in lumber we were able to build this almost 14 foot long mudroom bench in an afternoon!

Here’s the video showing the steps:

This plan should be customized to fit your space, so we created a free, easy to customize template over at our sister site, Shelf Help.

Enjoy the plans and please share a photo of your builds!


Click here for free template for this bench at Shelf Help

Floating Bench for Nook, Alclove or Closet

If you have nook space or an alcove, or a closet you’d like to convert to a mudroom, a DIY floating bench is an inexpensive and easy way to add seating.  It’s also sturdy and very functional – about seven years ago, we built this mudroom bench and it still looks great and has held up well.

floating bench DIY

We also added trundle drawers underneath and a coat organizer above.

floating bench with drawers

Since this tutorial, we’ve seen some great customizations for this project!

built in hall tree

Julie added a back detail to make her floating bench look like a built in hall tree.  We also love the center leg for additional support for longer spans. More photos and details here.

floating bench in mudroom

We love this stained version with inset shelves by The Schmidt Home!  This is also brilliant because you can double stack tall boots over smaller shoes.  

floating bench mudroom  fold up bench

For a deeper bench, hinging the back up allows for easy access to taller boots – customization and photos by HMCTAGG

mudroom bench floating mudroom bench framing

This mudroom system by Mathew40SU is finished beautifully!  We love the stained bench seat that sits on top of the framing and front trim, and the back detailing.

Folding Sewing Table

Photo by LEXAROO

Folding Sewing Table Plan Features

Build your own folding sewing table from one sheet of plywood using our free step by step plans.  This folding sewing table features:

  • Storage for a sewing machine and sewing basket
  • Fold out wings to increase sewing and cutting space
  • Wheels for easy moving between rooms
  • Narrow profile rolls through doorways

Expandable Simple Sewing Table

Firewood Box

Firewood Box Features

I just finished building a brand new firewood box for our basement wood stove, and we love how it turned out!  Here’s why:

  • Easy to build design based off one sheet of plywood (minimal waste or scraps)
  • No pocket holes – just screw together with construction screws
  • Looks finished and beautiful
  • Good size fits logs up to 24″ long and holds about a quarter of a cord of wood
  • Contains the bark and mess to inside the wood box
  • Protects the wall behind the wood box 
  • Very sturdy and well made, will hold up for a long time

Video Tutorial for Firewood Box

It’s easy to build this firewood box.  Please take a second to watch the video tutorial.

Free Plans to Build Your Own Firewood Box

The free plans for this firewood box are below.  Thanks for using our plans, please post a photo when you are done!