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How to Build Mudroom Cubbies | House One | This Old House

House One editor and DIY expert Jenn Largesse demonstrates how to make a storage cabinet for your mudroom. If your entryway is a catch-all for shoes, coats, and everything in between, you may want to consider building this free-standing storage cabinet that has cubbies and hooks. Watch the video to learn how.

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With two little ones running around, there’s always a pile-up of coats and shoes near the front door. To solve this problem, I’m building a free-standing storage cabinet that has cubbies and hooks for storing coats, baskets for storing hats and gloves, and open storage for shoes underneath.

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Cost: $125 (not including primer and paint)
Time: 10 hours
Skill level: 3/5

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(2) ¾”x 4’ x 8’ plywood []
(5) 1 x 2 x 8’ boards []
Crown molding [] – Get at least 7 feet
Hooks []
Wood filler []
Paint []
Wood glue []
1 ½-inch finish nails []
1 ¼” pocket hole screws []
2-inch screws] to attach the assembly to wall studs

Table saw []
Circular saw with guide rail []
Jigsaw []
Hand clamps []
Miter saw []
Drill/driver []
Pneumatic nail gun []
Speed square []
Pocket hole jig []
Drill bit []
Orbital sander []
Paintbrush []
Roller and cover with 3/8-inch nap []

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