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Three Bin Laundry Sorter

January 22, 2013 |
posted by Meyer1120
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Three Bin Laundry Sorter
Three Bin Laundry Sorter
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Three Bin Laundry Sorter
About This Project

Modified the original plan to meet our needs of a laundry sorter. Had problems with the hinges so ditched them. I used dowels with a combination of a chamfer cut on the bottom of the door. Dado-ed the trim on the doors and slide the bead board panels in. The face frame is all held together with pocket hole screws, which I highly recommend because it eliminates nail holes and keeps the face frame square. This was my first wood working project, took me a little long to get it done. Thanks for looking.

Modified January 28

So here are some more pictures of my project. I don't really have any good pictures of the dowels. But what I can tell you is, I drilled holes through the sides of the face frame and the trim pieces and then measured where the holes would be in relation to the "drawer". I then drilled holes in the drawers at those measurements, I was careful to not go to deep. I think I went in half an inch. After that I started at one end and placed the dowels in, then put each drawer in. It wasn't easy but with a little patience it worked. The key is to wax the dowels so they will last longer as well. I also am including pictures of the top and bottom trim. On the top the original plans called for an overhang piece and I didn't like the way that looked. I ran the top board an inch long on each side and then wrapped it in quarter round trim. I did this because I plan on adding the Mimi Hutch Top. The bottom was built per the plan, but I ran into a problem with my bottom trim not being level and you could tell. So I raised the whole unit on 1 1/2 legs then placed it on a level surface and again wrapped it in a decorative trim. The key on both trims was a nice miter joint. Last picture I added was of my stoppers. I took scrap from the 1x2 trim and cut them to an inch and a half or two (can't really remember), then using the Kreg Jig drill bit drilled recessed holes. I then opened the doors until the side 45s were level then mounted the blocks on each side. I feel that it is better than a chain or string catch. Again thanks for looking and I hope I answered all of your questions.

Estimated Time Investment: 
Week Long Project (20 Hours or More)
Required Skill Level: 
Intermediate
Type of Wood: 
Select Pine and Bead Board
Finish Used: 
Primmer and paint

Dowels! What a great idea!

Dowels! What a great idea! Would you mind sharing how you did it? Could you possibly add some pictures showing the dowels? You did a great job. It looks beautiful.

posted by moosmani | on Tue, 2013-01-22 14:29
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dowels

Yes I will send you the info you requested, I'll try to get it out to you tomorrow or Thursday.

posted by Meyer1120 | on Tue, 2013-01-22 23:11

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posted by josefsmith | on Thu, 2013-02-28 08:13

Great Job!

I love what you have made! Could you post pictures of the top and the bottom trim? I'm very impressed that this is your first project!

posted by mullid1 | on Thu, 2013-01-24 12:27
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Great use of trim!

What a lovely piece! Great work!

posted by romanweel | on Sat, 2013-01-26 18:44

Thanks!

Thank you for the photos and new instructions! You're awesome!!!

posted by mullid1 | on Tue, 2013-01-29 12:12

Love these!

Could you send me the plans too?

Mandy S.

posted by smile4532 | on Thu, 2013-02-21 11:40

Love the Triple

Could I also have the plans?

posted by less is more | on Mon, 2013-02-25 16:15

Could I also have the plans

Could I also have the plans to this project.

posted by lizkruse | on Fri, 2013-03-01 22:16

NICE!

This is lovely; I like the trim job you did. Is there a way to post the plans so we can all get to them. I cannot believe this was your first project!

posted by VLT | on Fri, 2013-03-15 14:05

Plans

I am a little confused. I love the three bin laundry sorter, but everyone is mentioning plans. I am not finding plans for it on the site. Also, what goes in to hold the clothes? There may be obvious answers, but I am not seeing them. I'd appreciate any help you could give.

posted by Liz82 | on Sat, 2013-11-16 21:23

Plans

Can you share the plans?

posted by Hardwired1 | on Tue, 2014-04-22 19:05

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