Building a Drop-Zone Bench and Bike Rack

The boys' bikes have a station in the garage.
The boys’ bikes have a station in the garage.

The Porters had a common problem with the boys tracking dirt from their cleats and gear into the house. So, we built a drop-zone bench for right outside the entry door.

We used 1×12 pine shelving that had already been primed and painted to build the bench, designed to accommodate three baskets underneath – one for each boy.

Watch How to Build a Drop-Zone Bench for a step-by-step tutorial.

We also built a simple station for the boys to store bikes, helmets, scooters and other ride-on toys.

Last but not least, we sprayed the garage with Miss Muffet’s Revenge from Wet & Forget to keep the spiders away.

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Danny Lipford


Danny Lipford is a home improvement expert and television personality who started his remodeling business, Lipford Construction, at the age of 21 in Mobile, Alabama. He gained national recognition as the host of the nationally syndicated television show, Today's Homeowner with Danny Lipford, which started as a small cable show in Mobile. Danny's expertise in home improvement has also led him to be a contributor to popular magazines and websites and the go-to source for advice on everything related to the home. He has made over 200 national television appearances and served as the home improvement expert for CBS's The Early Show and The Weather Channel for over a decade. Danny is also the founder of 3 Echoes Content Studio,, and Checking In With Chelsea, a décor and lifestyle blog.

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