Mud Room Bench and Storage Cabinet

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Project by Greg Wurst posted 09-12-2018 12:56 PM 1108 views 1 time favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

I haven’t posted anything in some time, so I’m planning on adding a few projects I’ve done here recently. We built a new house and the builder had an option for some mud room storage in this area. It was not cheap and was of a low quality so I finally got around to building one myself. Previously we had a dresser here to store gloves, hats, and other such stuff.

The base cabinets are made of poplar plywood. Face frames are poplar and painted withe the same semi-gloss paint as the rest of the house trim. I use Johnson paste wax on the painted parts to keep the paint from sticking to anything sitting on it.

The drawer boxes are just 1/2” plywood with a poplar false front. I rounded the tops to smooth the edges. Bottom drawers are coated with EMTECH EM6000 spray lacquer for water protection, which is my favorite clear spray coating.

The back is also 1/2” plywood. It was thick enough to install the hanging hooks and to not worry about them ripping-out due to weight. The walls were far from straight and plum, so it took some shaping to get the back to fit properly.

The base top is some walnut planks I have had for years and finally had a use for. I planed them down and glued them up. The top is only 1/2” itself, but I doubled the front to make it look thicker. Some Formby’s tung oil finish to add color and coating with the same EMTECH EM6000 for protection.

This project was designed to fit a specific place, but if you’re interested in my Sketchup drawing you can download it here:!Ak3MNCPBmYglggFJ0xqnQkOTwAHa

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#1 posted 09-17-2018 07:02 PM

Nice work on that enclosure. That sure makes good use of the space!!

cheers, Jim

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