This DIY laundry hamper bench is the perfect solution to the pile of dirty clothes that grace the bathroom floor each night after bath time! This laundry hamper easily hides dirty clothes and offers a place to sit to get dressed or set clothes or towels! Makes for a lovely addition to your bathroom or bedroom!
This post is sponsored by Kreg Tool!
Do you have a heaping pile of laundry that ends up on your bathroom floor each night because everyone drops their dirties and then ‘forgets’ to pick them up? Well, we do around here and so in all my DIY glory, I had to solve this problem!! I decided that if we could just tuck them away for a night or two before collecting them to be washed, at least we wouldn’t be tripping over them and looking at them piled on the floor!!
After running to the bathroom to scope out the amount of available space for a laundry hamper, I was slightly disappointed! There wasn’t enough room in any of our three bathrooms for a large cabinet that could double as a hamper!! So back to the drawing board…and I realized it didn’t have to be really tall…it could be a bench and have a drawer that pulls out to allow you to easily throw clothes in!! What the what…yep!!
So here you go, the answer to one of your bathroom troubles…say what, that’s not your only bathroom trouble…umm can’t help you with any others!! I kid, I kid but really I can’t help, I’m only a woodworker, not a doctor!! Moving on…that got awkward quickly! So let me just show you the bench!!!
I mean how awesome is that?! (laundry basket can be found here!) It is a tiny bit big for the bathroom I photographed it in, so I’ll be moving it to my bathroom and looking for a smaller laundry basket to build one for in this bathroom but I still adore this DIY laundry hamper!!
I mean I must be honest, laundry is my arch nemesis, or is it dishes…hmm, okay they are both equally my enemies! Anyway, this solves one more of my problems! So that has the list down to 1,465,873! Do you want this to solve one of your problems as well? Run over to Kregtool.com to get the free plans today!!! I could see this in a hallway or even a bedroom, although no one in my house would take their clothes to it in the hallway, if they did they could just keep walking to the laundry room, they don’t, so mine has to stay put in the bathroom right by the shower entrance!
Gathering Supplies to Build this DIY Laundry Hamper Bench
This DIY laundry hamper makes me so happy every time I walk into the bathroom and see it sitting there, hiding my dirty laundry and I love how it matches the bathroom vanity I built recently! The total cost of the laundry hamper bench is roughly $75 dollars with the laundry basket included! Pretty awesome to get this beauty built for so cheap!
Update: Present cost with this insane lumber gouging as I will call it, lol, is around $150! Ugh! I hate paying double for something! But, luckily I do feel it is worth the cost to keep the clothing pile out of the bathroom, but man I am watching the big box store websites weekly to see when the prices start falling to start building again because I have put off a lot of projects!
Materials for the DIY laundry hamper
- 2 – 2x2x8
- 1 – 1x3x8
- 3 – 1x2x8
- 1 – 1/4″x1 3/4″x8 lattice strip
- 1/4″ quarter sheet of plywood (2’x4′)
- 1/2″ half sheet of plywood (4’x4′)
Cut List for the DIY Laundry Hamper
- 4 – 2×2 @ 18″ legs
- 2 – 2×2 @ 28″ top rails
- 4 – 2×2 @ 15″ side rails
- 2 – 2×2 @ 25″ bottom rails
- 4 – 1×2 @ 15″ top bench supports / drawer slide rails
- 1 – 1×3 @ 29 1/2″ beveled on both ends at 45 degrees off square, ends not parallel – bottom front molding
- 2 – 1×3 @ 18 3/4″ beveled on one end at 45 degrees off square – bottom side molding
- 2 – 1/2″ plywood pieces @ 8″ x 16″ drawer box sides
- 2 – 1/2″ plywood pieces @ 8″ x 22 3/4″ drawer box front and back
- 1 – 1/2″ plywood piece @ 15 1/4″ x 24 3/4″ drawer front
- 2 – 1/2″ plywood pieces @ 15″ x 15 1/2″ plywood sides
- 1 – 1/2″ plywood piece @ 15″ x 25″ plywood bench seat
- 2 – 1/4″ lattice pieces @ 24 3/4″ lattice framing on the drawer
- 3 – 1/4″ lattice pieces @ 11 3/4″ vertical lattice framing on the drawer
- 2 – 1×2 @ 18″ top of bench rails side
- 1 – 1×2 @ 26 1/2″ top of bench rail back
Building the DIY Laundry Hamper Bench
Now’s the time to head over to Kreg Tool to get the plans, but be prepared to have your to-build list grow exponentially once you get over there, they have so many plans from so many amazing builders!! Every time I find at least five new projects that I want/NEED!! LoL!! Did you know that Kreg Tool is Kreg’s website? You know, my FAVORITE tool in the whole wide world, it’s blue and makes it so easy for me to build my projects? Oh yeah, you do, well the people who make that tool came up with this fabulous website!🎉
I love getting small projects like this DIY Laundry Hamper built to solve a problem! If you love problem-solving projects, you may also like these Ziploc Baggie Organizers, this Cup Dispenser, or maybe even this mudroom in an armoire to hide all that entryway mess! If you build any of the projects I post, I would sure love to see them! Make sure and tag them #theinspiredworkshop on Instagram!