Built-in Locker Bench

Built-in locker bench plans

Remember Malisa’s mudroom lockers?  How would you like to build your own?  You’re in luck because I’m sharing the plans.  Today I’m sharing the bench plan. You can use my basic cabinet building tutorials for more help with the basics.


If you are building lockers between two walls like Malisa did you won’t need to worry about hiding your screws and can use Wood Screw method for building.  If your lockers will be stand alone with visible sides use either pocket screw’s or dado’s to build.



  • 3/4″ plywood or MDF
  • 1 1/4″ pocket screws or 1 3/4″ wood screws
  • 1×2 poplar for faceframe
  • 1/4″ backing material:  beadboard, plywood or masonite


Step 1

  • Cut toe kick with jigsaw

Sides with cutout

Step 2

  • use 1 3/4″ wood screws to secure dividers to top and bottom

Bench without sides

Step 3

  • Attach sides with wood screws (or pocket screws if sides will be visible)

Bench with sides

Step 4

  • Build supportive base and secure it to bench by screwing sides of base to sides of bench


Step 5

  • Attach cleats inside cubbies flush with back with pocket screws


Step 6

  • Attach back with small finish nails or staples after squaring up.


Step 7




Step 8

Add a bench top of your choice.  You can have it flush with the face frame or extend by 1″ or so.  If you are doing overlay drawer fronts you’ll probably want to extend the top so it sticks out as far as the drawer fronts (at least).   You could use any of these countertop tutorials to build a top for your bench.



See Malisa’s built-in locker reveal

To be continued:

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