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Laundry Room Table

When we moved into our house, almost two years ago now, there was a slimy little table in the laundry section of our basement that we left there and have been using ever since. The wife kindly suggested that, now that I have some  woodworking toys, I make her a nice little laundry table for holding the soaps, dryer sheets, iron and other miscellaneous stuff.

Below is what I came up with. Decided to keep pretty much the same footprint as the table that was there the only addition being another shelf. After building it I don’t know why we didn’t opt to make it bigger so that my wife could fold on it but the thought has been planted to make a bigger table with drawer/baskets underneath for folded clothes…another time.
Materials List

  • 2 ½” Wood Screws (Drywall Screws)
  • 1” or 1 ¼” Pocket Screws
  • 2 1/2″ Pocket Screws
  • Quantity 4 2x4x8
  • MDF Board or plywood for counter top
  • Paint if you want to paint the table

Tools List

  • Miter saw
  • Circular Saw [to cut MDF, or use table saw]
  • Table saw to rip 2×4 for edging. Or just buy 1×3
  • Drill
  • Kreig Jig
  • Clamps

Base frame (above) assembled using 2″ drywall screws
Shelf support (above) mounted to base frame using 2 1/2″ pocket screw. Had an issue with the original drawing that had to be fixed here but in the end it worked out okay. More details later…
Ripped a 2x4x8, the 4 inch way to basically make 3/4 x 3.5″, and it was a dusty mess. Be sure to use a respirator if you have one. This fiasco led me to the next couple projects that will be on this site
Hardware is shown in x-ray view (above.) All assembled using 2″ drywall screws and some pocket screws; 2 1/2″ for the shelf supports and 1 1/4″ for the edging.
Click on a picture in the gallery below to see a description.
A couple little mistakes to learn from, like the tape measure rivets to keep an eye on, but in the end it was a simple fun little project that made everybody happy! One thing of note, after returning the 10″ sliding Kobalt miter saw that I used to cut the stock for the toddler bed (returned because when using the sliding motion it would not cut square) the 12″ DeWalt saw that I ended up getting (for the same price I might add…thanks Lowes price matching) this table came together much squarer. Am very please that we decided to go with the 12″ miter saw, much more accurate and sturdy.

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