His & Hers Closet Laundry Basket Dressers

Submitted by Sarah F on Fri, 05/24/2013 - 08:53

After 3 years of absolutely no closet organization, my boyfriend and I decided it was time. This was our first build together and my boyfriend was amazed that it was so easy to actually build something from wood. We already had 6 baskets that lived all around the room so they needed a home and that's when we found Ana's Laundry Basket Dresser. Knowing that we wanted to hide our dirty laundry in the closet, we found that the plywood box design in the closet made for some very dark corners and little arm room so we needed to modify the plans some. Instead of the plywood we used 1"x4" furring strips to make an open framework for our baskets. It's plenty strong enough and allows light to reach the back corners with the added bonus of looking like custom closet organization.

Built from Plan(s)
Estimated Cost
$50 for the pair including wood and paint
Estimated Time Investment
Day Project (6-9 Hours)
Type of Wood
Pine furring strips
Finish Used
Sanded, primed with Kilz 2, sanded again and gave it 2 coats of Behr Semi-gloss in Silky White.
Recommended Skill Level
Beginner