How To Make Your Own Laundry Room Wall Cabinets

As I go through my home updating it one project at a time, my laundry room was in need of some extra storage so I made my own laundry room wall cabinets.  Recently I added a cart on wheels and today I'm going to show you how simple it is to make your own wall cabinets to add to your laundry room.

I like to keep my cleaning supplies tucked away so I don't see them as I walk by.  I like to have a place for everything and the cupboards I had in my laundry room before were just not working for me.  The room was dark and uninviting.  So we removed those so I could freshen up the room.

These cabinets were very simple to make and I've put together a free workbook with the shopping list, cut list, and the complete step by step tutorial.  You can download that below.

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Wall mounted storage cabinets

This wall mounted storage cabinets is perfect if you want to keep your stuff out of sight.  The problem with so many laundry rooms is they have open shelves.  When I walk into my laundry room or even walk past it, I don't want to see all of my cleaning supplies out on display.

Before I started updating our laundry room we had a wall of cabinets however, they were built all the way to the ceiling so I couldn't reach most of the shelves.  I had to get on a step stool or climb on the washer to grab things off of the shelves.

I wanted cabinets that I could use.  

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As you can see it's just a wall of cabinets.  Sure that's great but I could only use the lower shelf.  

The other problem was the room was dark and really unusable.  I needed more so that's why I completely redid the whole room.

We started by removing the cabinets.  Yes, I did have my husband help me.  These cabinets are heavy and built right to the wall.

Once the cabinets were removed it was time for me to get to building the cabinet.

The supplies I used were:

  • Drill
  • 4x4 1/4" plywood
  • 1" finishing nails
  • Miter saw
  • Chalkboard spray paint
  • Ear and eye protection
  • Sander
  • level
  • 2" drywall screws
  • 2-1x12x8
  • 2-1x3x8
  • kreg jig
  • 1 1/2" pocket hole screws
  • Wood glue
  • Paint
  • Paintbrush
  • 4 hinges
  • Stud finder

You can download the workbook and get the supply list, cut list, and step by step tutorial below.

I always start off by making the necessary cuts.  I wanted this cabinet to be as simple as possible so I cut the 1x12's @ 2'.  I needed 5 of them for the top, bottom, sides, and middle shelf.

Once the cuts were made I drilled the pocket holes.  I only put pocket holes on 3 of the boards.


Assemble the laundry room storage cabinets

Now it's time to assemble the cabinet.  You'll need wood glue, the cut wood, and 18 1 1/2" pocket hole screws.

Add the wood glue to the ends and then screw them top and sides together.  Repeat this process until you have the cabinet assembled.

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Now that the cabinet has been assembled, it's time to build the doors.

All you need are some 1x3's and some plywood to assemble these.

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I added 2 pocket holes to the bottom and top of the side wood pieces.

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You'll need pocket hole screws and wood glue to assemble the doors.

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I wanted the doors to have chalkboard paint.  Once the door frames were assembled, I grabbed the plywood and applied chalkboard paint.

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By doing this I was able to create some framed chalkboards for my laundry room.

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I allowed the paint to dry for a few hours.  

I painted the cabinet and doors with some white paint and then I hung with cabinet on the wall.

I attached the plywood to the frame with some 1" finishing nails and then attached some hinges.

How to hang wall cabinets?

Hanging wall cabinets is quite simple.  You want to find the studs in the wall with a stud finder and then screw the cabinet to the wall.  

You'll also want to use a level to make sure that your cabinet is hung straight.

I added 4 screws to secure the cabinet to the wall.  

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I was really surprised by how simple and inexpensive this cabinet was to build.  The great thing is, it's completely customizable to fit your needs.  If you need a bigger, smaller, longer, or wider cabinet you can make that change.

This cabinet took me a total of 4 hours to complete.  That included making all of the cuts, painting, and hanging the cabinet.

Now I have a cabinet that I can use all of the shelves without having to pull out the step stool to use.  

With the addition of the side cart I have hidden storage so my laundry room doesn't look unorganized or cluttered.

Stay tuned for the next post when I share the full laundry room makeover.

If you want the workbook on this project you can download that below.

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Have an amazing day,