Modified Laundry Basket Dresser

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Both dressers were completed in one (long) day by my boyfriend and his father. Modifications were made to make it fit square Sterilite 1.5 Bu./ 53 L laundry baskets (serial/bar code # 073149121789).

I'm not sure what size pieces they purchased, however this is the cut list (for one dresser, 3 laundry baskets):
2 - 48" x 20" (sides) - could possibly be shorter, we had a little bit of extra space
1 - 20" x 20" (bottom)
1 - 21.5" x 20" (top)
1 - 48.5" x 21.5" (back)
6 - (2" x 2")'s cut into 20" pieces (or the metal angle option in the original design)

They did not distance the spaces perfectly for the (2" x 2")'s, but every 14-16 inches should be about right.

I'm sorry these instructions are void of a lot of information, but I hope they can help.
I think this project can take a shorter amount of time if no mistakes are made. They had to run to Lowe's 2 times in the middle of the project because they forgot to purchase a second size of screws and then they cut the back too thin.

Good luck, and have fun! It is a fabulous project and oh so very useful.

Built from Plan(s)
Estimated Cost
$50 - $100
Estimated Time Investment
Day Project (6-9 Hours)
Finish Used
Lowe's Creative Ideas for Color, "Dive In" CI 249
Recommended Skill Level


Katie B. of Ho… (not verified)

Mon, 05/28/2012 - 09:53

This is a brilliant solution, particularly since most sorters don't have enough compartments to separate the whites, sheets and towels from each other. But we really don't want to wash them together, do we?

Love how cozy your kitty looks up there, too.

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