Easy Entryway Organizer

Cure the clutter with this mudroom organizer... A bench and wall treatment offer a built-in look for a stylish storage solution.

When you walk through the door at the end of a hard day, the last thing you want to see is a scene like the “Before” Photo below. But this cluttered “drop zone” is common inside most any home’s entry. This great-looking organizer will put an end to all that clutter. It has the look of a custom built-in, but it’s unbelievably easy and economical to build. Build a Basic Bench. At the heart of this entryway makeover is a storage bench that’s the perfect place for kicking off your shoes. It has a slide-out tray to keep them organized and storage inside for other gear. Best of all, the bench is made from an inexpensive unfinished cabinet plus a few pieces of plywood. We’ll walk you through putting one together. Above the bench is a row of hooks that allow you to hang coats and bags so they’re accessible but out of the way. Tying it all together is a traditional wall treatment consisting of V-grooved car siding, horizontal boards, and a bit of molding. It’s simple, too, since it’s made with off-the-shelf materials.. Add Finally, we’ll show you how we created the traditional look of this entryway, and we’ll offer up options in case you’d like to organize your entry in a slightly different style.



What You Get:

  • 7 printable (digital) pages of shop storage tips
  • Exploded view, full-color photos and illustrations

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