5-basket laundry cabinet

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Project by DaleMaley posted 08-17-2018 10:23 PM 567 views 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

My son in asked me to design and build a 5-basket cabinet to hold his laundry baskets. I was able to repurpose an old cabinet he built in his high school shop class, and use pieces of it on the new cabinet.

I first built a mock cabinet from 1×4 pine, so my son and wife could settle in on the fine design. I have learned the hard way when doing a project for them… is much more efficient to make a mock design they can see and feel, to get them to settle in on the design specs.

I used Kreg pocket screw construction for the 3/4” thick plywood cabinet.

The max width I can saw on my old 1968 Sears table saw is 19.5 inches, and this project needed several cuts between 20 and 22.5 inches, so I temporarily clamped a wood fence on to the aluminum table extensions, to make these cuts on the table saw.

For more details on this project, see my wood working web site here.

The new cabinet is sturdy enough, the grand-kids can play hide and seek someday in the cabinet openings!

-- Dale, Illinois,

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#1 posted 08-18-2018 03:35 PM

Great project and a FINE wood rescue too!

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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