Most modern house designs call for a “mud room” or entry hallway that often includes a boot bench, some locker style storage, or a cubby for random items. The following is a simple plan from Cottage Life Magazine that lays out a simple way to build an attractive set of cubbies (cubby’s?? spelling?). These are a great item and are inexpensive to build. Pick the right paint and distress the finish a bit and you will have a piece that looks like it was built 50 years ago.
This plan is essentially a shelf with some vertical dividers along with front piece that makes it function much better than a shelf. The simple triangle detail holds the items in place and gives a look that fits in an entry mudroom, garage, or even a laundry room.
You can see by the cut list below that there isn’t a great deal to it. Click the picture for the full plans.
Good luck building your own.
1x Pine boards
Sides 2 @ 9 1/4″ x 28 7/8″
Dividers (2) 8 15/16″ x 28 7/8″
Shelves (6) 8 15/16″ x 12″
Top (1)9 1/4″ x 37 7/8″
Bottom (1) 9 1/4″ x 37 7/8″
Triangles (12)3″ (at widest) x 8 1/4″
Lips (3) 3 17/64″ (a twidest) x 37 7/8″
15/16″ -thick pine tongue-and-groove planks
1 bundle (enough to cover back; about 37″ x 29″)