DIY Mudroom Lockers With Doors

33 Materials
14 Days

Do you need extra storage in your home and place to put all the shoes, jackets and backpacks? Learn how to build your DIY mudroom lockers with doors in this step by step video tutorial!

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And let’s be honest here… We REALLY needed that storage space because THIS is what that big empty wall ended up looking like after a while! Ugh, the clutter.

Step 1. Cut plywood to size.

Step 2. Lightly sand all plywood with an orbital sander and 150 grit sandpaper.

Step 3. Assemble cabinets and shelves as much as much possible in your work area and then bring indoors where the DIY mudroom lockers will be located to finish assembling.

Step 4. Fill screw holes.

Step 5. Bring cabinets inside & assemble further.

Step 6. Next, add plywood back panels to the backside of the cabinets with wood glue and 1 1/2″ finish nails. Pre-drill your holes before you put the screws.

Step 7. Secure cabinet to wall. If the walls or flooring is not level, you may need to use wood shims to ensure they are level.

Step 8. Using 1 1/2″ oak trim, cut your face frame pieces to length using the miter saw. Drill pocket holes using a Kreg jig at all joints and assemble on a flat surface.

Step 9. Using DAP Plastic Wood X, fill all nail holes on the face frame and where the cabinets are secured to the walls. Next sand smooth with 150 grit sandpaper.

Step 10. Caulk all corners and edges.

Step 11. Build doors. For the mudroom locker doors, we used 1/4″ inch plywood with pieces of 1/2″ MDF cut down to 1 1/2″ wide added to the front to add dimension. We added trim around the edges and one piece of trim in the middle of the taller doors. The top shelf cabinets on the very top have their own doors.

Step 12. Prime cabinets & doors.

Step 13. Paint cabinets & doors.

Step 14. Add doors to DIY mudroom lockers.

Step 15. Sponge paint the back your DIY mudroom lockers for some added interest (optional).

Step 16. Your final step is to add hardware to the front of your doors & hooks inside the lockers.

And there’s she is!!! This massive undertaking that has literally taken us MONTHS to wrap up with no childcare and stay at home orders! Whew…. I’m SO happy to finally be done.

And just LOOK at all of this glorious storage space, something that our house was seriously lacking!

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  • Alicia Hise Alicia Hise on Aug 11, 2020

    What brand and color is the green?

  • Melinda Record Melinda Record on Aug 14, 2022

    This new storage space is remarkable ... so calm and clutter free, and such superior craftsmanship. LOVE IT! Wow, what a terrific, well done project. And if you ever put your home up for sale, this will be the deal maker ... everyone loves extra storage space,, especially when it's this gorgeous.

    Thank you for sharing and inspiring!

    PS: Your husband looks so much like Will Wheaton it's uncanny ... or maybe it IS Will Wheaton!?!

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  • Im832600209 Im832600209 on Aug 14, 2022

    Beautiful job. I love the color and it's so nicely constructed!!! 💕❤💕👍👏

  • Lynn Lynn on Aug 16, 2022

    I LOVE this kind of storage--it looks amazing when it's closed and you get so much room inside to stash things that you need to have handy. Congratulations on a great job!! Enjoy!