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Pine shelves for European laundry

DoSimpleBetter
Junior Contributor
DoSimpleBetter
DoSimpleBetter
Junior Contributor

These sturdy Pine shelves make the most of a small hidden laundry and are spaced to store specific laundry and bathroom items. 

 

 

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The project

 

My "laundry" is an insert within my bathroom, and it needed shelving to make better use of the space.

 

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My initial concern with the project was the risk of screws poking through the left hand wall, but with screws of the correct length (30mm) this wasn't an issue.

 

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I originally considered Melamine for the shelving, but eventually opted for Pine utility panels as I wanted to complement the timber accents throughout my apartment and bathroom. 

 

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I stained the shelves and supports walnut, which was a perfect match for the rest of the timber in my apartment, and also coated them in polyurethane for added protection. 

 

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I put a lot of consideration into the height of the shelves to maximise the space. 

 

The lowest gap allows space for a laundry basket; the first shelf is just tall enough for large detergent bottles; the second and third shelves are a perfect height for a stack of towels; and the gap at the top allows just enough room to slide boxes or baskets in and out.

 

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These specific heights meant that the lowest shelf needed to sit beneath the laundry taps. I cut a piece out of this shelf for the hose and to allow for any drips. I think it worked well. 

 

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I used Liquid Nails for extra strength, and it worked perfectly. I'm really pleased with the results. 

 

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Before and after

 

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Help and inspiration for your laundry projects

 

Bunnings Workshop member JoeAzza made these elegant glass-fronted overhead laundry cabinets.

 

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Experienced Bunnings Workshop contributor Adam Woodhams has put together this handy guide to planning a laundry renovation.

 

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You can also check out our Top 10 most popular laundry renovation projects and Top 10 most popular storage projects.

 

Let us know if you need a hand with your laundry project. We're here to help.

 

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