Braden Entryway lockers

Submitted by bowers8307 on Wed, 05/08/2013 - 12:11

We needed some way to organize shoes, coats, book bags and the the things that need a home when you have 4 kids. I found the plans for the Braden entryway units and I loved them! I showed them to my husband who built them for me one Saturday afternoon. We decided to use piece of paneling for a wall on the back of the lockers and used MDF for the shoe bases since we wanted them to be sturdy. I painted them Valspars "Tidal Teal" and then technique glazed them with a black brown color. I LOVE THEM! They are colorful and fun and so functional. I love this site and have many other projects for my husband to build as long and I get to do the fun part, PAINTING!!

Estimated Cost
Estimated Time Investment
Weekend Project (10-20 Hours)
Type of Wood
Basic pine
Finish Used
Technique glazing. Valspar's Tidal Teal and black/brown technique glaze.
Recommended Skill Level


Jen Morningstar

Sat, 06/28/2014 - 18:42

This was the first piece of wood work that I have worked on since I was 19; however, your site is so filled with such beautiful work, that I just had to make something.
Luckily we were in need of an entryway--a place to sit and tie shoes, hang coats, and have cubbies to store hats, mitts, scarves, as well as my gardening tools!
I modified your Braden Entryway Collection to fit the space I had, but I hope you agree that it turned out quite nicely, despite my novice alterations.
I'm very fond of the look and smell of bare pine, so the piece is only finished with Tung oil.
Thank you so much for such a rich site, and for an incredibly detailed 'how to,' I don't think I could have managed without it. I wish I could send a picture to you, but I have yet to figure out how to do that.

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