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Entry storage cubbies



We had this 2 foot deep "dead space" in the entry way. We didn't want a pre-made storage solution so I built this. It's not hard to do but takes time and patience.

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  • I Definatilty want this in my closet it will look great . hopefully i can get this
    By Reyna Vega, on January 9, 2016

  • Pure genius.
    By Jlparsons, on January 10, 2016

  • Amazing! You really paid attention to detail. Great work!
    By Ae23_99, on January 12, 2016

  • What a great use of space!
    By mtparadigm, on January 12, 2016

  • I want you to build me one now! Trip to Utah?!
    By Angiejhi, on January 12, 2016

  • Pretty sick skills my friend!
    By Dave Belnap, on January 12, 2016

  • Beautiful! Hope you win!
    By bec_a, on January 13, 2016

  • This is a GREAT solution for entry way dead space- so useful, and beautiful too!
    By Angel55, on January 13, 2016



  • Its so beautiful!
    By JessParsons, on January 17, 2016

  • This is a beautiful project, amazing work!
    By TX_Engineer, on January 19, 2016

  • Even better in person!!
    By Storts02, on January 20, 2016

  • Cool
    By ras_36, on January 22, 2016

  • Sweet use of space
    By B.S., on January 22, 2016



  • One of a kind in design. Brilliant
    By supstx, on January 27, 2016

  • upside down baseboard for upper trim came out nice
    By screwdriver bob, on January 27, 2016

  • Your project has inspired me to change the entry space in my apartment. Thanks
    By Bronx Native, on January 27, 2016

  • Nice work
    By StoneR, on January 27, 2016

  • I like the before and after pics. A complete overhaul of that dead space. The visual presentation of your project posting is also effective and uncumbersome. Looking forward to more DI Y did I try that projects
    By cad_99, on January 27, 2016

  • @reynavega @angiejhi Please add me to list for one too. This is a must have
    By #letsdothis, on January 27, 2016

  • Screwdriver Bob - thanks, I didn't like how the standard crown looked, especially so close to the door moulding but I wanted some depth to finish off the top. And mounting crown to one edge would have been tricky. I found a "blockish" baseboard with a thick bottom (which became the top) and it fit in nicely.
    By DI Y did I try that?, on January 27, 2016

  • fascinating. assumed you used same baseboard for top/bottom. now noticing difference. blockish finish has classic look. professional grade and highly detailed work. i agree mounting crown to edge would have been tricky. creative work around
    By screwdriver bob, on January 27, 2016



  • I wonder if I can get my bf to build one of these in our mud room. Something like this would be especially nice in winter (particularly THIS winter). Plus, each of our dogs could have their own jacket basket :-)
    By ladybug77, on January 27, 2016


  • Looks good I would add overhead LED lights to showcase large sectionals
    By "Concrete Guy", on January 27, 2016

  • I made something similar. It's been an awesome organizational upgrade! Freed up entrance closet space w/o adding front room clutter. Mine is functional. Yours looks WAY nicer. Congrats!! Good project post
    By Born2DIY, on January 27, 2016

  • Congratulations on the win! It really is a great project you made; tough to beat. Well done.
    By Bkarner, on February 17, 2016

  • Thanks @Bkarner, Likewise your coffee table and the detail in the top is insane!
    By DI Y did I try that?, on March 2, 2016

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Entry storage cubbies

by DI Y did I try that?
Jan 08, 2016

We had this 2 foot deep "dead space" in the entry way. We didn't want a pre-made storage solution so I built this. It's not hard to do but takes time and patience.