Mud room Storage Hutch

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Project by Tommy posted 02-02-2014 06:04 PM 2609 views 4 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife requested this project as a Christmas present. Since we have a door in the middle of the room, I decided to build 2 identical hutches with storage areas for all 4 of us. I used 3/4 plywood that was cut to 2’x4’ sheets at the store to make transport and further cutting on my table saw manageable. I connected the main pieces by using the kreg jig. After attaching the bead board to the back with screws and nails, the hutch was very sturdy. We had trouble finding baskets to fit the squares which I designed to fit a 12” square basket that we already had in the house. It proved very difficult to find that size so we went with a slightly smaller basket (I wish we would have researched this ahead of time). The color scheme and design ideas came from the Anawhite website. .

After completing the hutches, Patti mentioned that someday she’d like to take the washer and dryer off the pedestals and add a table across the top of them to fold clothes…so before putting away the tools I decided that was the “someday” LOL. I stained the tabletop to match the hutch and painted the 2×4 legs white. I then added a 1 inch dowel to hang clothes and a shelf above the dowel. Of course, the new room would not have been complete without new paint! I plan on building a cabinet for the laundry sink with a pullout drawer for recyclables in the near future.

It’s fantastic to have a spot for all our coats, shoes and hats/gloves. It makes it easier getting two young boys out the door for school when you know exactly where their items are stored and makes the room look so organized compared to before. Thanks for looking.

-- Tommy

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#1 posted 02-02-2014 10:47 PM

Very nice hutch. Good idea and well done.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#2 posted 02-02-2014 10:47 PM

Good projects and well done. They make those areas even more useable and attractive.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#3 posted 02-03-2014 07:18 AM

Very nice. Well done.


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#5 posted 02-04-2014 04:00 PM

Very thoughtful design. I’ll be remodeling our mudroom very soon and will likely shamelessly use much of your design! We have less space and I’ll be adding a closet with shoe storage in the bottom, and we have an ugly water meter protruding from the floor that I’d like to hide with a hutch similar to this one. I also like your idea of a spot for hangers above the machines. Nice job!

-- "Begin every endeaver with the end ever in mind."

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#6 posted 02-04-2014 04:46 PM

@Dinger- Thanks Dinger! Please take any and all ideas you wish to, and be sure to post your project when you are done! I haven’t had an original idea in years LOL! I usually combine 2 or 3 great ideas from other people to best fit my needs. I get a lot of ideas from the site. You might want to do a search (smiling mudroom or hutch) for plans and check out the “brag” posts to get some thoughts going on what other people did. Good Luck, I look forward to seeing your results!

-- Tommy

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#7 posted 02-06-2014 03:41 PM

Awesome project! Great design and set up. Lots of functional features that the whole family can benefit. Excellent job!

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