Malisa’s Mudroom – 3

The bench is nice and all, but there is sooo much more work to do!  I built the lower section of my lockers out of MDF and tried it out in the space to decide on where I was going to put the cleats.  I wanted to make sure they wouldn’t cover my outlets.  (Whew!)

I bought a pipe clamp to span the long width.  (The pipe was super oily, so someone at Home Depot told me to clean it with mineral spirits.)  I learned the hard way that it is very easy to over tighten the incredibly strong pipe clamp.

I built the top cabinet out of melamine.  It went really smoothly since Home Depot actually had boards the exact depth I needed!

I painted the MDF and put both parts in.  This was probably one of the happiest moments of the whole project.  I may or may not have done a happy dance and ran outside to find an unsuspecting neighbor to show.  (Bonus:  I met someone new who was amazed at my skills!  She kept saying “You did this yourself?”  Why yes, yes I did!)


Sawdust divider


Yes She did!  It’s fun when the project starts to look like the end plan.  Still a LOT of work to do but getting to this point gives you a  little boost and excitement.  Helps you stay motivated to keep plugging away.

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