Introduction: Laundry Sorting Table

About: Hi, my name is John. My hobby is to solve problems from other people and creating nice and functional stuff out of trash. I'm living in Germany so excuse my not so fluent English (some technical terms are hard…

My wife... again...

She wanted somethign to sort in our laundry. She bought some of these strange things from IKEA. But it was only one solution far away from the best solution.

I convinced her to Build something great out of it which is more usefull. The requirements are somethign like.

- Better than before

- Extra storrage (for other strange things from IKEA)

- Table for temporary stuff

- "I don't want to bend down all the time"

Step 1: The Frame

For the frame I've used plane steel pipes.

The Bags from IKEA will be thread onto a M12 threaded bar. Therefore the nuts are placed on strategic optimal places ;-)

Step 2: A New Requirement

Her: "It would also be nice if I'm able to move the Table"

Me: "Then you should start weight training"

Her: "No, you have to solve it OR [Place some threat here]"

Me: "OK honney I'll add some wheels"

Due to our agile setup new requirements come in all the time.

Step 3: Add the Boards

For storrage I placed a OPC board and screwed it throught the wheelsupport.

The table is connected to the frame with a flap joint. Into the frame I've used a rivet into the Table ordanary screws.

Step 4: The Gas Pressure Spring

To easen the usage of the table and to add a end stop I've used a old gas pressure spring from an old project from my dad.

Step 5: Assembly

After I've painted all the steel parts, we've started the assembly. To prevent defects on the IKEA bags we used heat shrink tube. To look cooler I was forced to whear my hoody.