Adding a Shoe Rack to a Mudroom Storage Bench Adding a Shoe Rack to a Mudroom Storage Bench

What You'll Need
Small chains
Small knob
A thin sheet of plywood for extra shelf and wood glue (optional)

You can avoid shoes on the floor accumulating dust by adding a shoe rack to a mudroom storage bench with a lateral door. No more cluttered floor or unnecessary display of the family’s shoe collection. Also, you can use the bench to put shoes on and take them off more comfortably.

Step 1 - Apply Two Coats of Polyurethane

Apply two coats of polyurethane, but let it dry between coats. This substance will allow you to wipe your storage are clean.

Step 2 - Find the Perfect Chains

Chains have to be of a specific length so the door will open completely without touching the floor. Screw the chains into each side of the wall and door of the bench.

Step 3 - Add a Knob

Decorative knobs are easy to find and give a stylish touch to your room. Most of them are easy to assemble or attach; they only require the use of a screwdriver or drill.

Step 4 - Add a Shelf for a Big Shoe Collection (Optional)

Add an extra shelf to hold more shoes. A thin sheet of plywood glued in the middle of the cabinet will do the trick.

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