Double Laundry Basket Organizer

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Laundry basket organizer frame that holds four laundry baskets.  The top has an open slatted design that can be used for drying or folding.  This is an expensive DIY solution to create more space and organization your laundry room.

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Double Laundry Basket Organizer Plans

See Also: Single and Triple Column Laundry Basket Organizer

We originally built this perfect single column laundry basket organizer.

single laundry basket dresser

The single bay free plans are here and are easy to adjust to a tower or for different sized baskets. 


triple laundry basket organizer

The triple bay free plans are here.



What Laundry Baskets Should I Use?

For this project I recommend a 1.5 Bushel Rectangle Laundry Basket, this results in a project 24" deep (standard cabinet depth) x about 6 feet wide

You can go up to a 2 Bushel Rectangle basket, but expect the project to become 27-30" deep, which could be a good solution in bigger laundry rooms or if used as a laundry folding island, but in most medium to small laundry rooms, would be cumbersome and create a too deep surface top (like a table pushed up against a wall).  The other consideration with going to the 2 Bushel size is the completed project may be difficult to move through smaller doorways or down stairwells.

Inspect the laundry basket first to make sure it will slide (nothing obstructing under the top lip), it is rectangle in shape (avoid curved baskets)



Plans Designed to Adjust for Different Size Laundry Baskets

We wanted these plans to work with different sized laundry baskets - in case you already have your baskets or can't source specific ones, or if you wanted to go bigger or smaller or orientate the baskets lengthwise instead of depth wise.

We did keep the overall height of the project tabletop at 30" - as this is table height, and an ideal height for folding on top of - but this can be easily altered too.



How Do I Measure My Laundry Basket?

You'll want to measure your laundry baskets to get the perfect fit in the finished product.  Here's the measurement's you'll need:

measuring laundry baskets

  • Under the Lip - find by measuring overall width and then subtract out the lip overhangs (should be about 16-17" for 1.5 bushel basket)
  • Overall Height (should be between 10-12" for 1.5 bushel basket)
  • Overall Depth (should be about 24" for 1.5 bushel basket)

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Double Laundry Basket Organizer

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Shopping List
  • 6 - 2x4 @ 8 feet long (approximate)
  • 2 - 1x6 @ 8 feet long (approximate)
  • 4 - 1.5 bushel laundry baskets, measuring about 17" wide x 24" deep x 10" tall
  • 2-1/2" self tapping wood screws
  • 1-3/4" self tapping wood screws
Cut List
  • 4 - 2x4 @ 29-1/4" - legs
  • 2 - 2x4 @ 26-1/4" - center frame
  • 4 - 2x4 @ (under lip measurement + 3") x 2, then add 1-1/2" (should be about 48") - top and bottom frame
  • 8 - 2x4 @ depth of baskets (about 24") - runners/cleats*
  • 8 - 1x6 @ depth of baskets (about 24" - top*

*to conserve materials, a cut length of 23-7/8" for both of these boards will maximize cuts on 8' boards

Cutting Instructions

cutting diagram for laundry basket dresser

Tape Measure
Speed Square
Safety Glasses
Miter Saw
Power Sander


Step 1

Build two identical frames as shown, using the 2-1/2" self tapping screws.

Step 2

Add the cleats to connect the frames, making sure the project is square.

Step 3

Attach the 1x6 to the tops of the frames to complete.

Step 4