Laundry Basket Shelf

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thecreativemom added on 2/2/2019

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.


Follow the steps below to complete this project.


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 2 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 2 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 2 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.


Add Backing

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



Sand, putty, and paint or stain your piece.

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Materials Required:

Wood Products:

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


Parts/Cut List:

(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"  

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