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3-Tiered Unique DIY Laundry Basket Dresser

DIY Laundry Basket Dresser - Finish Laundry Basket Dresser
DIY Laundry Basket Dresser

This DIY Laundry Basket Dresser will help organize your laundry rooms better. Even if you do have a well-organized laundry room, you’ve always got another aspect of laundry organization to consider.

That is, how to sort and collect dirty clothes from around your home and then how to return them once they are cleaned.

Well, here’s a simple way to sort your dirty washing.  One for colours, one for whites, and one for handwashing.

Or if you have a few people in your family, you could have one basket for each member of the house. Put this in your bedroom closet, bathroom, or laundry area for a no-hassle laundry day.

DIY Laundry Basket Dresser - Painting the whole dresser

Why not install doors to hide the basket dresser, so you could double it as a display table or even an entryway table? Perfect for small spaces!


  • Composite Wood Sheets
  • Screws
  • Nails
  • Paint
  • Baskets
  • Angle bars


How to build this DIY Laundry Basket Dresser?


Get the desired height of your laundry basket dresser using steel tape. Mark the composite wood sheets at the desired length.

Place the steel tape on the top of the basket. With the help of a level, align the bottom edge of the steel tape with the bottom of the basket and mark the composite wood sheets.

Remove the steel tape and cut the wood sheets at the mark. Make notches and holes in the steel tape to ensure that it fits the basket and is sturdy.

Source: Ana White
The Parts of the Dresser

By now, you should be able to create 2 pairs of 2 equal parts of the dresser. The two longer equal parts that you cut will serve as the sidings of your basket. And the other shorter parts will serve as the top and bottom of your dresser.

Cut your angle bars, the length of the angle bars should be equal to or a little shorter than the width of your sidings. These angle bars will hold your baskets.

Prepare for the drawer cover. The measurements should be in proportion to the measurement of the height of the siding and the width of the top and bottom parts.

Source: Ana White
Assemble your DIY Laundry Basket Dresser

Assemble the part of your drawer using screws. Connecting the basket dresser parts together is the most challenging part of building it. I recommend using L-shaped brackets. In this case, the shelves are assembled using screws. When you have completed this step, the drawer should look like a rectangular box.

Remember to attach the angle bars to the inner part of the dresser (this will hold your dresser baskets), make sure to use the lever bar to make sure that they are level. While attaching the angle bars, you will want to make sure that your baskets are level so that you do not have an uneven basket in your dresser.

If you have already attached the angle bars to the sides of your dresser, the next step is to get the back of the dresser. You should secure it with screws. If you are using a less sturdy material for the back, you can secure it with screws and then add a few additional nails.

Source: Ana White

Would you love to have this gorgeous addition to your laundry rooms?

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