Making a Modular Mudroom Locker Making a Modular Mudroom Locker

Modular mudroom lockers can make the entrance to your house sparkle to visitors. They can be easily made and cannot only be stacked and rearranged, but can neaten up any mudroom. These lockers can have drop down doors or can remain open. Modular mudroom lockers are a fun weekend project, and require little material.

Tools and Materials Needed

  • 12x12x12 inch wooden display cube (1 per unit)
  • 3/4 inch plywood
  • Wood glue
  • Wood screws
  • Drill
  • Saw
  • Hammer
  • Varnish or paint
  • Polyurethane (if staining)
  • Primer (if painting)
  • Newspaper (if working inside)
  • Sandpaper
  • Paint brush
  • Wood the same thickness and type as display cubes
  • Small hinges
  • Pull handle and magnet closer
  • Screws
  • Screwdriver
  • Pen
  • Ruler
  • Saw

Step 1 – Preparing Your box

If you cannot locate display cubes you can build a cube shelf by gluing and screwing together ¾-inch plywood sheets into an L, and then joining two L’s to make a cube. Sand the inside and outside of the cube shelf before you paint it.

Step 2 – Painting or Staining Your Box

If you are working inside lay down newspaper to protect the workspace. Work in a well ventilated area. Follow the temperature instructions on your paint or stain carefully. Prime the box and leave it in a cool, dry place for 24 hours. Then, paint your box and let it dry for another 24 hours before painting the second layer. Apply as many coats as you see fit, but make sure you apply at least two. If you plan on using stain, apply an even layer of stain on all parts of the box and it let dry for 24 hours. Seal your box in a layer of polyurethane.

Step 3 – Attach the Doors to the Box

Cut your wood 12x12 inches, or the size of the box. Put the box on a level surface. Place the hinges on the bottom of the box 1 inch from the side and mark each hole you need to drill using the holes in the hinge as a guide. Line these marks up with the hinges and drill the screws into the wood to secure the hinges to the box. Do the same with the door. The next step is to attach the magnetic closer in the center of the top of the box. Use the ruler to find the center to ensure a perfect fit. Place the center of the magnetic closer on the top of the box and mark the holes for the screws with a pen. Place the magnetic closer on the marks and use screws to secure it. Do the same for the door. Next, take your pull handle and find the center of the door. Make sure it’s on the side without the magnetic holder. Attach the handle to the door.

Step 4 – Arrange and Stack Your Units

Making more units will allow for more storage. For safety reasons, do not stack more than three units on top of each other.

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