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Mini Mudroom corner storage bench

Mini Mudroom corner storage bench
Mini Mudroom corner storage bench
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corner cabinet mudroom
corner cabinet mudroom


First some mini mudroom inspiration…. click on the picture for the source, or see below.










Small simple mudroom
Small simple mudroom

Image Sources: 1 Better Homes and Gardens, 2. It’s Overflowing 3. BHG 4. Classic Homeworks

Those great mudroom ideas all had one thing in common they are small spaces, well that and a lot of the solutions were temporary furniture- a small bench, chair or trunk. So this project we are sharing with you today, will fit perfectly in a small place, and it is simple to build win-win!

Corner mudrrom bench plans copy
Corner mudrrom bench plans copy

You can also get the corner storage shelf plans here.

List of Tools:

  • table saw (for cutting miter edges on long edges)
  • miter saw, circular saw or hand saw (for cutting miter edges on small pieces)
  • jig saw
  • pencil
  • compass (to layout the curves on the front base)
  • nail gun or hammer
  • nail set
  • putty knife
  • sander block
  • sand paper
  • paint
  • paint supplies


  • I decided to make the plans using 3/4” Medium Density Fiberboard (MDF)that would be painted.
  • The width may vary depending on wood material you choose, make adjustments to the plans as needed.
  • All dimensions are finished dimensions
  • For additional support, wood glue can be applied in-between all the wood joints where nails are used.

List of Materials:

  • Medium Density Fiberboard (MDF)
  • finishing nails
  • wood glue
  • wood filler
  • paint of your choice

Cut List:

  • (2) Backs– 17 1/4” x 23 1/4”
  • (6) Bottom Support Blocks– 3” x 3”
  • (1) Bottom Shelf– 22 1/2” x 22 1/2”
  • (2) Sides8 3/4” x 17 1/4”
  • (1) Top Support– 3 3/4” x 28”
  • (2) Side Bases– 3 3/4” x 8” (length is measured along base of the cabinet, the opposite mitered edge will be slightly longer at 8 5/16”)
  • (1) Front Base– 3 3/4” x 22 5/8” (length is measured along base of the cabinet, the opposite mitered edge will be slightly longer at about 23 3/16”)
  • (1) Bench Top– 24” x 24”
  • (2) Back Trim Edges– 1 1/4” x 24” (length is measured along the longest side, 23 1/4” on the short side)
  • (2) Side Trim Edges – 2” x 9” (length is measured along the side of the cabinet, short side would be shorter)


Step-By-Step Instructions

1. Cut the backs to the length and width with a 45 degreemitered edge on the back corner using a table saw or circular saw.


2. Cut (6 ) bottom support blocksto 3” x 3”. Nail the them together to make an “L”, then nail them flush with the inside base of the backs.


3. Cut bottom shelf. Nail the bottom support to the support blocks and from the back of the backs into the bottom support.


4. Cut out sides.Use a table saw or circular saw to cut out the 45 degree mitered edge at the storage opening. Nail the sides on to the bottom support and the backs.


5. Cut top supportand nail to the top of the sides.


6. Cut side basesand nail to the bench sides.


7. Cut front base and nail to the front.


8. Cut bench top and nail to the top of the sides and top brace.


9. Cut back trim. Nail miter corners together, then nail to top of the sides. Be careful when nailing through the 3/4” portion of wood. you might need to drill a pilot hole, then hammer in a finishing nail by hand.


10. Cut side trim edges and nail to the top of the sides. Keep the mitered edge flush with the edge of the bench top.


Final corner storage bench


Exploded Assembly View


This great corner storage bench is a great way to provide a place to sit while changing your shoes and singing “Won’t you be my neighbor…”

Corner mudrrom bench plans copy
Corner mudrrom bench plans copy

I would love it if you’d pin this!

Original article and pictures take http://www.remodelaholic.com/2012/08/mudroom-corner-storage-bench-plans/ site

Mediterranean Patios, Pergolas, Stucco Terraces, Water Fountains, and More

Mediterranean Patios, Pergolas, Stucco Terraces, Water Fountains, and More
Mediterranean Patios, Pergolas, Stucco Terraces, Water Fountains, and More
TedsWoodworking Plans and Projects


Mediterranean Patios and Exterior Home Improvement Ideas




Mediterranean Climate

What is the Mediterranean climate like and how does it contribute to this patio style?

Essentially the Mediterranean climate is subtropical. In the United States, California is indicative of this style. For our friends in Australia, if you visit the western and southern portion you will experience the beauty of the Mediterranean.

The name comes from the Mediterranean Basin, the area around the Mediterranean Sea.

Other areas of the world that also offer this same climate exist in Chile, portions of Asia, and southwestern Africa.

Pergolas and Arbors of All Types and Sizes and Colors






What is Mediterranean Style?

Mediterranean Style, often referred to as "Spanish modern," is influenced by the countries north of the Mediterranean Sea. Look to Spain, Greece, and Italy for comparable style elements such as iron filigree, copper, and bronze. Include the color of the sea and you have captured this classic decorating style.

In the United States, I believe we use "Mediterranean" interchangeably with "Italian." This is sad because the Italian style is rich in its own right.

Mediterranean Courtyard Gardens



Stucco and Stone Retaining Walls

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Mediterranean Fountains

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Mediterranean Fountain
Mediterranean Fountain | Source

Wall Art for the Garden

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Copper Water Wall by DIY


Inspired to Create Your Dream Patio?

Get inspired to create your own dream patio with many of these elements. You don't have to buy what is in the marketplace, you can design your own fountain.

Some of my favorite Mediterranean fountains are designed with colorful artisan tiles. The vibrant blue echo the blues of the Mediterranean Sea.

Store Bought Wall Fountains

For those less ambitious and simply wishing to delight in the sound and feel of the water feature near them, check out the option of the outdoor wall fountains. Often these recycle the water and only need an electric outlet or a battery.

Original article and pictures take http://american-choices.hubpages.com/hub/Mediterranean-Patio site