Clothes Hamper

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Project by RDW posted 12-18-2009 04:03 AM 1521 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

It only took me doing the laundry twice to recognize there has to be a better way. So I decided to build this clothes hamper to solve the problem. There are two compartments inside the hamper. I measured our washer and designed the volume of each side to be the equivalent of one washer full of clothes. One side is for colors, the other side is for white clothes. (I got tired of sorting clothes when it was time to do the wash,—a waste of time) Then when one side or the other is full, the doors in the front swing open allowing easy access to empty the side you want to wash.

-- Common Sense is the study of the obvious. Everyone should take Obvious 1001 and Obvious 1002 their freshman year.

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#1 posted 12-18-2009 05:09 AM

That’s a clever idea. I never thought about measuring the volume to be equivalent to one load for the washer. Very well thought out and a nice job on the build and finish.

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#2 posted 12-18-2009 05:20 AM

Very Nice Hamper

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#3 posted 12-18-2009 05:51 AM

Thats a neat idea!

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#4 posted 12-18-2009 06:57 AM

good job

-- Custom furniture

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#5 posted 12-21-2009 11:23 PM

Great hamper. Love the seperate doors for loading and unloading.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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#6 posted 12-21-2009 11:31 PM

I love the idea of having the volume equal to a load. Fantastic design

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