Mudroom Remodel

  • The mud room / laundry room will soon have lockers and cubbies in place of the laundry machines.
  • Pullin n pluggin them 6" can lights
  • Moving and rewiring these took way longer than it should've. Blown in insulation is a pain in the...
  • It's been a while since I've worked on anything with this dude!
  • New doors and casing goin up
  • These old lockers have been sitting in the garage for a year and a half... bout ready to turn the...
  • Grimy old lockers ready for their next incarnation
  • Shaving the width down to fit into the mudroom alcove
  • Shaving down the width
  • Ripping down popular to build cubbies above and below the antique lockers
  • Proof of concept/dry-fitting the shoe storage
  • Plywood for the cubbies all cut out and sanded
  • Facing the panels with 1" strips of poplar to match the 1" facing on the cabinet doors.
  • Adding shelf pins to make the bottom shelves adjustable to accommodate various sizes of boots, etc
  • The Kreg shelf pin jig is really nice
  • Shelf pin holes drilled
  • Starting to assemble the bottom
  • Bottom coming together
  • The bottom cubbies
  • Primin...
  • Pulling up the old, nasty tile.
  • One more dry-fit to mark and drill dowel holes to keep the dividers in place
  • Bottom pieces painted up
  • Removing the corner bead to slide the antique lockers in... the fit was that tight.
  • Starting to slide the antique lockers in to the alcove
  • Trying to angle the lockers up into place was pretty tricky
  • Starting to angle the lockers up
  • Lockers: in!
  • I used fulcrums and jack stands to raise the lockers up for the shoe cubbies to slide underneath
  • Lockers lifted
  • Feelin pretty good about getting these into place
  • Shoe cubbies going in
  • Lockers set back down onto the shoe cubbies
  • Routing out dados for the shelves on the top cubbies
  • Top cubbies coming together
  • Clamps on clamps
  • Facing everything out with solid poplar
  • Top faced out
  • Top pieces all primed up
  • Top pieces all painted

Photos taken from October, 2015 to January, 2019 in Des Moines and Polk County, Iowa

Album added 3 years ago (Dec 7, 2015).