Could this work for the mudroom bench? Use an old door for a bench. Can totally see this near the backdoor with some type of shelf above it with hangers to hang coats and put shoes or other baskets to hold items under the bench.
From old door to beautiful catchall. Add some shelves or wire baskets as this one shows. I love the addition of the mirror! You can find directions for how to build something similar from This Old House New Takes On Old Doors: Salvaged Doors Repurposed
Room Divider made from old doors. Wheels make it easy to move. Click the pic for many more DIY home decorating ideas. -- this would be a good idea for a studio apartment to separate the bed from the kitchen/living room area