Monday, February 16, 2015

Pottery Barn Locker Cabinet Knockoff

I love this pottery barn wood locker cabinet.

The online store has them in white, red and espresso color with different style doors.

I am trying to finish Aidan's bedroom and need a couple of those to store his books out of sight. I particularly like the red cabinet. It would add a nice touch of color to his gray walls and dark furniture.

After doing some research, I was able to sketch a design based on the plans I found on this website. This plan is for a double vintage wooden locker cabinet but I wanted two single cabinets so I made a few modifications.

I was so excited to get started that I forgot to document this furniture making process!
If you follow the instructions on the website and put your engineering mind and skills to the task, you will end up with a something like this....

My cabinets measurements:

The cabinets:
16 inches deep X 72.75 inches tall X 16.5 inches wide.
The doors:
14.75 wide X 69.75 tall
The Shelves:
15 inches X 15 inches

Tools Used:

- Circular saw (I find it easier to use than the table saw for trimming the door width)
- Miter saw  (for trimming small pieces)
- Router (for door grooves resembling paneling)
- Kreg Jig Pocket hole kit (for joining the top and bottom pieces to the side panels)
- Kreg Jig shelf hole kit
- Brad Nail Gun (for attaching the back panels and foot trim)

Instead of buying large plywood panels and cut them to size as the website suggests, I purchased:

- 6 wood furniture panels that measure 72x16 for all four sides and both doors. (photo here)
- 3 panels that measure 48x16 for the 2 tops, 2 bottom pieces and 5 shelves. I am missing a shelf in one of the cabinets though, So if you want 6 shelves (which makes more sense), then I suggest you purchase a longer panel. My local Lowes was out of them at the time and I was in a big hurry :-)
- 2 (1/4 inch thick x 2 x 2) wood pieces trimmed to 1.5 inches high X 16.5 wide to fit the front foot of the cabinet
- 4 (3/4 inch thick x 2 x 15) wood pieces to support the middle shelf for cabinet stability
- 1/4 inch thick paneling for the back
- 6 (3/4 inches) Hinges
- 2 Cabinet handles
- 4 Cabinet magnet latches for the tops and bottoms of each locker
- Paint or Stain
- Sand paper
- Kreg Jig Wood Screws
- Nails for Brad nail gun

I added the metal plaques. Those were a great find at $2 a piece from Pottery Barn.


  1. I have read a few of the articles on your website now, and I really like your style of blogging. I added it to my favorites blog site list and will be checking back soon.Thank you writer.

  2. Great posting! I really like what you did with your cabinets.

  3. what the wardrobe, it's beautiful. i think i can make it. My wife will be very happy. You gave me the great idea to use my saws.

  4. Awesome for locker cabinet! I will do that for my house according to your ideas. Thank you for sharing!

  5. That looks nice! I also use Pottery Barn and Ikea products to get ideas for my next DIY project.

  6. Bars and custom cabinets in Dallas residences are not uncommon to see and provide the space for a wealthy individual to host social gatherings in their home. In the kitchen the custom millwork can be represented by the addition of pantry selves and fitted draws that make any gourmet setting a place of beauty. home improvement contractors

  7. When you know the needs your given area has, then you will have an easier time choosing the appropriate unit.where can i get a key made near me

  8. Even novices can enjoy a class in handmade pottery to better appreciate the special work performed by the thousands of excellent potters and artisans creating pottery art around the world.potterywheel

  9. is a Porn Training site. is the largest Amateur porn training institute with the hottest selection Online and offline real life cam.
    free bangla sex video

  10. Well, this is my first visit to your blog! We are a group of volunteers and starting a new initiative in a community in the same niche. Your blog provided us valuable information to work on. You have done a marvelous job!

  11. This comment has been removed by the author.

  12. Since all of the jobs that a locksmith will do for you involve your most prized possessions, you will want to make sure that you hire a competent locksmith.Locksmith Gold coast

  13. This is the type of information I’ve long been trying to find. Thank you for writing this information. buy cheap instagram likes

  14. The "up sale" is simply to cover my gas going out on the call, and the tip, if any, buys me lunch. cheap locksmith near me