We desperately needed a mudroom space with storage.
We were on a tight budget (as in there was no money to spend on a mudroom). Therefore we opted for inexpensive pine. It worked for our needs. Pine is a softer wood, but if top coated with a lacquer, it’s finish becomes more durable. And, being that pine is a soft wood it’s fast and easy to work with. Scott was able to whip this out in a weekend.
The other great thing about this project was the bench top. Normally you’d need to butt end join wood together (like with a biscuit joiner) to get this width. We were able to buy a 21/32” x 18″ laminated pine panel from Home Depot. Scott just cut it to length, and added trim and legs. Simple solution.
Backing – Pine bead board
Cabinets & Bench – Pine
Stain – Minwax “Dark Walnut”
Top-coat – Lacquer
Hooks – Home Depot