Having your family and friends take their shoes before entering your home protects your carpet wear, and avoid skids caused by water in a follow on shoes, among other things. Adding a bank to your mudroom, meanwhile, you, your family and your guests giving you a place to sit to put shoes back on exit. Instead of spending a lot of money for the purchase of a bank store bought, create your own. Then, place containers canvas under the mudroom bench to provide a place to store things such as gloves, hats and scarves.
Cut four pieces of 16-by-16-by-1-inch pieces of wood using a circular to create the side and saw pieces separators. Cut two pieces of 46-by-16-by-1-inch pieces of wood to the top and the bottom of the bench. Cut a piece of 46-by-16-by-3/4-inch plywood to return the mudroom bench. Create a rectangle of two of the side pieces and the top and bottom piece. Rest the four pieces of 1 inch sides. Put the cut end of the side pieces against the long side of the upper and lower parts. Wood applies glue where the parts are. Hammer 2-inch nails through the top and bottom cut in the edges of the side pieces. Place a nail every 4 inches.