Free laundry dresser :-)

This is the second one of these I have made. I love the 1st one and I wanted to make one for my sisters birthday. Being on a pretty tight budget, the extra $40-$50 I needed for the materials was pretty illusive. While closing up our shop one day I noticed that our buildings dumpster was overflowing w/ perfectly good cabinet doors. I jumped rt in there and grabbed a few of them. I had them for a few days before I realized what I could use them for. I had to change the measurements a little but it worked out well. I used my kreg jig jr. To fasten them all together 1st (the plan says to attach the cleats 1st but because I was changing the measurements , I did it last). Instead of putting a back on it, I used scrap 1x 2 furring strips across the back of the cleats and it feels just as sturdy as the 1st one I built. To dress it up a bit, I painted the molding on the cabinet doors and the cleats a blueish grey and aged it for some character. Finishing w/ Johnson's paste wax.

Built from Plan(s)
Estimated Cost
$2 for kreg screws and paint
Estimated Time Investment
Afternoon Project (3-6 Hours)
Type of Wood
Dumpster diving cabinets
Finish Used
Oops paint from Home Depot and Johnson's paste wax
Recommended Skill Level
Starter Project



Wed, 08/14/2013 - 04:48

Love that you repurposed something you found! Great recycling and free materials for you. A win-win! I'm sure your sister will love it!