Make a Laundry Bin
Assemble a DIY laundry bin with our free pattern and how-to instructions. The frame is constructed from PVC pipe and fitting -- genius!
What You Need
For the Frame:
- Twelve 17-1/2 -inch lengths of 1-inch diameter PVC pipe
- Six 26-1/2-inch lengths of 1-inch-diameter PVC pipe
- Eight 1-inch 90-degree PVC side outlet elbows
- Four 1-inch 90-degree PVC tees
- Wiping cloth
- Mineral spirits
- PVC cement
- Plastic primer
- Spray paint
For the Bags:
- 4-3/4 yards main fabric
- 4-1/4 yards lining fabric
- 36 inches of hook-and-loop tape
- FREE pattern and how-to guide
Using a cloth and working in a well-ventilated area, wipe each piece of PVC pipe with mineral spirits to remove the lettering and to degloss the pipe. Allow to dry.
Dry-fit PVC pipes to create the rectangular box shape, using the 17-1/2-inch-long pieces for the horizontal supports and the 26-1/2-inch-long pieces for the vertical supports. Join the pieces using elbows at the corners and tees at the centers of the side supports.
Working one joint at a time, remove an elbow or tee and apply a thick layer of PVC cement to the inside of the fitting (follow the manufacturer's directions on the cement). Push a length of pipe into the opening, and wipe away any excess PVC cement if necessary. Repeat until all pieces have been cemented together, and allow the cement to dry.
Spray PVC framework with plastic primer and spray paint, allowing to dry between coats. (Work in a well-ventilated area.)
Sew the laundry bags according to the instructions in the how-to guide and insert into PVC framework using hook-and-loop tabs.