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This laundry basket shelf holds 6 basic laundry baskets. It is designed to be the height of a standard washer and dryer. The dimensions can easily be modified to fit any space. This is a basic build, with basic plywood and minimal tools. Perfect for a beginner.

Difficulty easy

Tools

Kreg Tools

Other Tools

  • Circular Saw (cordless)
    Circular Saw (cordless)
  • Tape Measure
    Tape Measure
  • Clamps
    Clamps
  • Drill (cordless)
    Drill (cordless)
  • Stapler
    Stapler
  • Sander
    Sander

Materials

Wood Products

  • 2 Plywood , 3/4" Thick , Full Sheet
  • 1 Plywood , 1/4" Thick , Half Sheet

Hardware & Supplies

  • 50 1 1/4" pocket hole screws (see tools list)
  • 10 Staples

Cut List & Parts

  • 2 Top and Bottom , 3/4" x 24" x 37 1/4"
  • 3 Vertical Supports , 3/4" x 24" x 37 1/2"
  • 4 Shelves , 3/4" x 24" x 17 1/2"
  • 1 Backing , 1/4" x 34 1/4" x 39"

Directions

  • Cut Plywood and Drill Pocket Holes

    Using 3/4" plywood, cut the following:
    3- 24" x 37 1/2" with pocket holes on short sides (vertical pieces)
    2- 24" x 37 1/4" no pocket holes (top and bottom)
    4- 24" x 17 1/2" with pocket holes on long sides (shelves)
    Using 1/4" plywood backing, cut the following:
    1- 37 1/4" x 39" (backing)

  • Build Box

    Using wood glue and 1 1/4" pocket hole screws, attach the 37 1/2" x 24" pieces to the 37 1/4" x 24" pieces.

  • Attach Middle Support

    Using wood glue and 1 1/4" pocket hole screws, attach the middle vertical piece (37 1/2" x 24") to the center of the box. It should be about 17 1/2" on each side, but because materials vary, it's best to measure to find center.

  • Attach Shelves

    Using wood glue and 1 1/4" pocket hole screws, attach the horizontal shelves, with the pocket holes on the underside. These shelves should be about 12" to 12 1/4" apart.

  • Finish

    Sand, putty, and paint or stain your piece.

  • Add Backing

    Using staples, add the backing to the back of your shelf.