Laundry Shelf Unit from Stud 2×4’s



The last laundry project I posted left an awkward gap between the washer/dryer and the freezer with a hideous litterbox in full view.



We have a long-term goal for the laundry room, but for now I needed something there to hide that litterbox and give me a bit of storage for soaps and scentsy waxes.




In an effort to save money and use what I had on hand, this entire small shelf unit is built out of old 2×4 studs. I put together a quick tutorial in case you’re looking for something similar, and it would actually be a very pretty unit with nicer (and straighter) boards as well as some stain.

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6 thoughts on “Laundry Shelf Unit from Stud 2×4’s

  1. I like your shelf! I, too, have wood coming out of my ears. Can’t pass it by at the reuse centers.

    I wanted to give you an “Oh, yes!” on pocket doors. I’m rebuilding from a fire and did my entire house (other than the front door) in pocket doors. You gain 9 sq ft in a room. My laundry room has 2 doors, so….!

    There’s a company called Johnson Hardware that makes the track. You can order it to any size. I got my doors from the reuse center, so they’re way antique. I have 15 doors, which include 2 French pocket doors. Too cool. I’m stripping them right now. I’m on #4. They will add so much character!

    You can also build a pocket door on the wall vs. in the wall. I happen to have 6″ walls, which is perfect for pockets. Normal walls are 4″, so you’d need to either rebuild the wall or make a pocket On the wall. I did that for my garage enterance.
    Boy was that pulling teeth to the unimaginative carpenter I had. But that’s another rant.

    Anyway, I am so glad every day I did this.
    And now I have a great shelf idea. Gotta fit in 2 litter boxes, though. In THAT room!

    1. Thanks so much for leaving this comment, it’s so helpful! I didn’t even think of making my own pocket by building out the wall, or even just doing another barn style door. Thank you again for all your great suggestions

      1. It’s really nice to be able to offer you something you hadn’t (yet) thought of! I’ve gotten so many ideas of your blog.
        I look forward to seeing what you end up with.

  2. Another idea for your door problem. Can you take if off and re-install it flipped around, so it opens out instead of in? I did this with a bathroom door and it makes all the limited space in the bathroom usable. I was amazed at how easy it was. Just take off the whole frame and then put it back on reversed.

    1. We definitely could, my only concern is that the hallway is so narrow and we typically leave that door open unless the laundry is running since we enter through the garage. It’s always something we could try out though!

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