Laundry Basket Dresser

So I have been a long time fan of Ana-White.  My very first project I attempted from Ana was her laundry basket dresser.  I remember, four years ago, how scared I was to make this thinking I could never build something.  Well, this little laundry basket dresser started my love for building.  I thought since ya’ll loved it (it has been over 256K times) we would revisit it. The only problem with Ana’s plans was that I needed my laundry baskets to slide in lengthwise and not widthwise like her plan outlined.  However, I did use the same exact laundry baskets that Ana used (Sterilite 1245 – 1 ½ Bushel Rectangular Laundry Basket – found at Wal-Mart).


Luckily, my husband is way smarter than I am and was able to figure out the measurements I would need.  So, in case you have been drooling over these babies, I thought I would offer you the measurements as well for the baskets to slide in lengthwise.


3/4″ Plywood

1/4″ Plywood

12 feet of 1” x 2’s

2″ wood screws

wood glue

wood filler

finishing supplies

casters with screws


If you trust your Lowes or Home Depot to cut your boards straight you can have them make all the plywood cuts.  If not, just follow the plans and rip them down yourself with a table saw.

laundry basket dresser unpainted

I also was scared of metal angles like Ana did, so I just cut lengths of 1” x 2’s down to size with my chop saw and screwed them in.

how to build a laundry basket dresser

I also added casters so I can move the dresser easily and get all the dust bunnies from behind it with the vacuum when I need to Winking smile.


dresser for laundry

A coat of primer and a coat of a light gray paint that I had in my stash and we were in business!  I had the perfect spot for it right next to the dryer. I am so excited to use it and help keep my laundry contained.

laundry room

rolling laundry basket dresser

This is just absolutely perfect for my weekly laundry day.  I simply fold all the clothes and my kids and hubby grab their baskets and put them away.  

If you would like to make your own, you can download the pdf with all the instructions for only $1 here:


For more laundry room DIY’s check out these projects!

Slim Rolling Laundry Cart

free plans for a slim rolling cart

Definition of Laundry Sign

laundry sign diy plans