Laundry Station

Submitted by Ana White on Mon, 02/04/2019 - 12:19
Difficulty
Intermediate
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Fold and sort laundry with this DIY laundry station.  Free plans by ANA-WHITE.com

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Does you laundry room need more organization and function?  

My friend Jen (who is also our video editor) has a very small laundry room and needed a project that could help her sort and fold laundry.  She had an idea for a laundry station that slid out under a folding table.  So we decided to tackle the laundry station project in our latest video!

 

It turned out awesome!  Here's a few more photos for those of you who don't do video -

We used standard fabric laundry bins and off the shelf lumber to build.  All in all, the project cost about $100 - for the bins, the casters, the drawer slides, and all the lumber - well worth it for such functional and beautiful project!

Want this project in your own home?  The free plans to build for yourself are linked below.

Enjoy, and please do share if you build - we count on brag post and photos shared to keep the free plans coming!

Ana

 

 

Dimensions
Dimensions shown above

Preparation

Shopping List

18" x 48" project panel or plywood (or you can make your own by joining 1x boards together)

1 - 2x4 @ 12 feet (can also use 2 - 2x4 @ 8 foot or stud length)

6 - 1x3 @ 8 feet 

1 pair - 16" full extension drawer slide

4 - straight caster wheels

3 - 14" x 14" canvas laundry bins

1 - long handle

Common Materials
Cut List

TABLE

4 - 2x4 @ 35-1/4" - legs

4 - 1x3 @ 11" - side supports

3 - 1x3 @ 45" - front/back supports

1 - 3/4" plywood or project panel @ 18" x 48" - top

 

CART

4 - 1x3 @ 21-1/2" - legs

4 - 1x3 @ 39" - front/back

4 - 1x3 @ 14" - sides

4 - 1x4 or larger width @ 14" - can be scrap 3/4" plywood or similar - bottom

 

Tools
Tape Measure
Pencil
Safety Glasses
Hearing Protection
Kreg Jig
Drill
Miter Saw
Power Sander

Instructions

Step 1

Cut the boards for the legs with a saw - preferably a compound miter saw or chop saw, but you can also use a circular saw or jigsaw (use a square as a guide to make sure you get nice square cuts).

Drill two 3/4" pocket holes on each end of the short 1x3 boards.  TIP: Also drill holes facing upward on the top 1x3 boards for attaching tabletop in later steps.

Attach to legs with 1-1/4" pocket holes.

Build two.

Step 2

Drill two pocket holes on each end of the 1x3 boards. 

TIP: Also drill 3/4" pocket holes facing upward to attach the top in later steps.

Attach to legs to complete the table frame.

Step 3

Attach top using the predrilled pocket holes with 1-1/4" pocket hole screws.

This completes the table.  Set aside.

Step 4

Build two of the cart face frames as shown.

Step 5

Step 6

You'll need something on the bottom.  I used scrap plywood pieces, but you can use 1x4s, 1x6, 1x8, 1x10 or similar.  You can also use a full piece of 1/4" or 1/2" plywood nailed and glued to the bottom.

Step 7

Attach caster wheels to the base of the cart.

Step 8

Position the cart inside the table and install drawer slides.

Finishing Instructions
Finish Used
I used Varathane Golden Oak to finish the wood.
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