How to Build an Entryway Organizer | House One


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Using stock lumber, glue, and fasteners, This Old House DIY Expert & House One Editor Jenn Largesse explains how to build a handy organizer for your entryway.

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Heading out the door with two kids in tow always requires some planning, but who needs a last-minute scavenger hunt for coats and keys? Not Jenn Largesse! To corral our most-needed items in one dedicated space in the entryway, she built this wall-mounted organizer fitted with cubbies for mail and sunglasses, hooks for coats, and a mirror for a quick check.

Cost: About $50
Time: About 3 hours
Skill level: Easy

two 1×2 pine boards, 8’ long []
one 1×4 pine board, 8’ long []
one 1×10 pine board, 6’ long []
1⁄8” × 4’ x 8’ hardboard panel []
1⁄4” x 11⁄4” lattice molding, 6’ long []
20” x 24” beveled-edge mirror []
mirror adhesive [ ]
double-sided tape []
5⁄8” [] and 11⁄4” [] brad nails
wood glue [] and wood filler []
180-grit sandpaper []
spray primer [] and paint []
three label holders []
three double coat hooks []
twelve 3⁄4” No. 6 screws []
12” metal French cleat []

pencil []
tape measure []
rafter square []
circular saw []
jigsaw []
miter saw []
brad nailer []

1. Cut the frame pieces
2. Assemble the frame
3. Cut the cubby brackets
4. Assemble the cubbies
5. Attach the trim
6. Paint, then add hardware
7. Attach the metal chest
8. Glue the mirror

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