The foyer storage unit organizer can be made in four simple steps which include assembling the basic box, installing the center divider, adding a back, installing the shelves and shelf clips, and finishing the unit with trim. You can choose whatever type of wood you prefer whether it be hardwood or softwood. You can then coat the unit with an attractive oil finish or varathane stain. It can also be painted with an assortment of colors.
The construction of the unit is easy. It will be simply a matter of cutting the wood to size and then nailing it all together. The unit should cost you approximately $200-$300. You can use wood, plywood, or laminated pine panels. First, make a cutting list which will depend on what size you want the unit to be. Then cut all of the shelves and panels.
Stand the side panels upright and nail the top and bottom shelf to the side panels. The unit will basically be a box with a top and bottom panel and two side panels. The width of the unit can be variable but the height should be at least 5 feet tall. Once you have everything nailed together then you can square the unit by measuring diagonally from corner to corner.
After the unit is squared you can then drill adjustable shelf holes into one side of the the side panels and on both sides of the center panel. The holes will be used for adjustable shelf clips. You can space the drilled holes approximately 4 inches apart. Then place the entire unit face down on the floor and nail on the back. The back can be a piece of 1/4 inch or 1/2 inch plywood.
Install the center panel and secure it with nails from the top and bottom shelves. Also, hammer some nails into the center panel from the back. Finally, place the adjustable shelves at whatever levels you prefer. You can also add a couple of coat hooks to the outside of the side panels. Congratulations, you now have constructed one of the many easy woodworking projects for your home.
You can make the unit with all cubbyholes or leave out a few cubbyholes and install additional coat hooks. The unit will be strong enough to stand on its own or you can secure the unit permanently to a wall. If you decide to secure it to a wall, it will require that you locate a wall stud. Then secure the entire unit with a few wood-screws through the back of the unit into the stud.