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Weekend of September 3rd: Mudroom Bench

We'll take it inside this Labor Day weekend for an upgrade that'll prepare you for back-to-school season and wet winters. (Always thinking ahead, right?) Create a stopping area just inside the door where everyone can leave the weather and dirt from their day behind.

In How to Build a Mudroom Bench This Old House senior technical editor Mark Powers shows how to create the perfect catchall, complete with an open top shelf, coat hooks, and flip-top bench storage. This handsome entry hall built-in is sure to make your house more welcoming, even while protecting it from wear and tear.
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