So I built this and it was in my house for forever. And I loved it. The only problem was in the winter, there were so many coats piled on it . . . so I gave it to one of my very happy friends. Then my husband commented that he missed it, and it was one of his favorite pieces :(
Guess what? I'm planning to build it again.
Another note, I also built this in a smaller size (as many others have) to custom fit a small space. This system really is perfect.
Shopping List for the Bench
1 - 1x12 @ 12 feet long
1 - 1x12 @ 6 feet long
2 - 1x4 @ 8 feet long
Shelf Shopping List
2 - 1x8 @ 8 feet long
1 - 1x3 @ 6 feet long
1 - 1x6 @ 6 feet long
3 Double Hooks
Bench Cut List
2 - 1x12 @ 17 1/4 (sides)
2 - 1x12 @ 13 1/2" (vertical dividers)
1 - 1x12 @ 46 1/2" (bottom shelf)
2 - 1x12 @ 48" (top shelves, doubled up)
1 - 1x4 @ 49 1/2" (back lip for top)
2 - 1x4 @ 11 1/2 (side lip for top)
2 - 1x4 @ 11 1/2 (side toekick)
1 - 1x4 @ 49 1/2 (front toekick) plywood for back, 18"x48"
Shelf Cut List
2 - 1x8 @ 46 1/2" (bottom shelf and vertical board for hooks)
2 - 1x8 @ 15 3/4" (sides)
2 - 1x8 @ 7 1/2" (vertical dividers)
1 - 1x8 @ 48" (top, bottom piece)
1 - 1x3 @ 49" (top, top back piece)
1 - 1x6 @ 49" (top, top front piece)
plywood for back 8" x 48"
3 double hooks
Bottom Sides. Add the bottom side toekick pieces, keeping everything flush as shown above.
Bottom Front. Add the front toekick, nailing into the side pieces as shown. Cut the front toekick piece out as desired. The diagram shown was not cut out.
8. Back. Add the plywood to the back, and fill nail holes with wood filler. Sand and finish as desired.
Shelf Construction. Begin building the shelf by attatching the side pieces to the bottom shelf piece as shown. Leave 7 1/2" on either side of the shelf. The shelf will be centered on the sides, as pictured. Attatch the board where the hooks will be placed, and the vertical dividers. Leave 15" between each divider, making each cubby 15" wide.