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 ) 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