If you purchase something through any link, I may receive a small commission at no extra charge to you. I needed a way to recoup that missing storage space.
I’m not the first person in the world with this issue or idea, and Pinterest will show you a million ways of building pedestals, folding tables, and all kinds of storage for the laundry room.
I’m excited to share with you my laundry room progress, but I wanted to assure you that one thing is staying the same. Long time readers know I’m a fan of all® free Clear detergent. Honestly, the hardest part of this build was figuring out the calculations.
Next, you need to figure out how close to the legs you want them I gave mine about a ½ inch of space. For instance, I used a 1x4 board for my apron, so I knew my table legs had to be at least 4 inches taller than my machine. We met a lovely gentleman in the parking lot who was building a tree house.
In the laundry room, we measured more than once to ensure our calculations would be correct.
Both have FABULOUS youtube videos that will give you all the info you need to build a similar project. The tutorial I used for the table base can be found here (I used the basics without a drawer, and also factored in that I would have middle legs as well).
I knew it wasn’t going to fit into the laundry room, but I wanted to make sure I got everything right. I then arrange the main bottom areas around my washer and dryer.
I will admit, this is a bit precarious because of the tight space, angles and height. Once my table top was pieced together, I stained it outside and let it rest so my laundry room wasn’t overwhelmed with the smell.
My bins are painted the same color as the table legs (and yes, that’s real laundry in the baskets) 6 legs $8 total at the Habitat For Humanity Restore (you can substitute 2x4's and keep your cost down as well)
Other items I did use but had on hand: Paint, screws (along with my kreg jig), and wood glue. Maybe you recall in the 80’s / 90’s, a lot of houses had half walls, that then had open bannisters going up to the ceiling.
I found a fully intact set at the Habitat Restore and purchased them for $8!
Some people might shy away from having little ones building with them, but if the correct safety precautions are taken, it can be a great bonding experience. If you’ve been a long time reader, you know we are loyal all® free clear detergent fans. I’ve been openly honest about our struggle with eczema and switching laundry detergent was a big part of helping our son.
My laundry room is fully stocked, and my mind is still at ease, because all® free clear detergent is the #1 brand for sensitive skin.