Build a Mudroom Cubby System

Build a Mudroom Cubby System

As a self-proclaimed DIY enthusiast, I’ve always had a soft spot for woodworking projects. And when it comes to transforming cluttered entryways into organized havens, nothing quite compares to a well-crafted mudroom cubby system. So, when the team over at Timber Building asked me to share my expertise on the topic, I jumped at the chance.

Designing the Mudroom Cubby System

Now, I’ll admit, I’m not exactly a professional carpenter, but I’ve picked up a few tricks over the years. And when it came to designing the perfect mudroom cubby system for our home, I relied on a combination of research, creativity, and a whole lot of trial and error.

First, I started by taking a good, hard look at our existing entryway. It was a cramped, cluttered mess – a dumping ground for backpacks, coats, and an ever-growing collection of shoes. I knew we needed to create a dedicated space that could wrangle all of that chaos, but I also wanted it to be visually appealing and seamlessly integrated into the rest of our home’s aesthetic.

After a bit of brainstorming and scouring the internet for inspiration, I settled on a design that would make the most of our available wall space. The key was to create a modular system that could be customized to fit our specific needs, with plenty of storage solutions and a touch of rustic charm. Plank and Pillow’s tutorial on building mudroom lockers was a particularly helpful resource, and I made sure to take notes on the materials and techniques they used.

Gathering the Supplies

With my design plan in hand, it was time to head to the hardware store and start gathering the necessary supplies. Now, I’ll admit, I’m not exactly a pro when it comes to woodworking, so I relied heavily on the expertise of the staff at my local Timber Building store to make sure I had everything I needed.

After a few back-and-forth conversations, I ended up with a shopping list that included a mix of solid wood, plywood, and various hardware components. I made sure to measure our entryway space carefully and double-check the dimensions to ensure a perfect fit.

Tackling the Construction

With my supplies in hand, it was time to get to work. Now, I’ll be honest, the actual construction process was a bit of a learning curve for me. But I’m a firm believer in the power of persistence, and I was determined to see this project through to the end.

I started by laying out the pieces and familiarizing myself with the plan. The step-by-step instructions from the Plank and Pillow team were a lifesaver, and I made sure to follow them to a tee.

As I started assembling the lockers, I quickly realized that the key to success was in the details. Measuring twice, cutting once, and using a steady hand with the power tools were all crucial to ensuring a clean, professional-looking finish. And let me tell you, there were a few moments where I had to step back, take a deep breath, and start over – but in the end, it was all worth it.

Personalizing the Mudroom Cubby System

Once the basic structure was in place, it was time to add the finishing touches. I wanted our mudroom cubby system to be not only functional but also a reflection of our family’s personality.

I started by painting the lockers in a soft, neutral white – a classic color that would complement our home’s existing decor. Then, I added a few personal touches, like hanging some rustic wall sconces, installing a row of sturdy hooks for coats and bags, and incorporating a few natural elements like woven baskets and a thriving potted plant.

The result was a mudroom cubby system that was both practical and visually appealing – a true showpiece that seamlessly blended form and function.

The Finished Product

As I stood back and admired our newly transformed entryway, I couldn’t help but feel a deep sense of pride and accomplishment. What was once a cluttered, chaotic space had been transformed into a beautifully organized oasis – a place where we could easily store and access all of our everyday essentials.

But beyond the practical benefits, the mudroom cubby system had also become a cherished part of our home. It was a space that reflected our family’s unique personality, a cozy and inviting nook that welcomed us home each and every day.

And let me tell you, the real test came when the kids came barreling through the door, shedding their backpacks and coats with reckless abandon. But instead of the usual pileup, everything slid seamlessly into its designated spot, leaving our entryway looking fresh and tidy.


If you’re looking to transform your own cluttered entryway into a functional and stylish mudroom cubby system, I can’t recommend this project enough. It may take a bit of time and effort, but the end result is truly worth it.

So, what are you waiting for? Grab your tools, dust off your creativity, and let’s get to work on building the mudroom of your dreams. Trust me, your future self will thank you!


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