This DIY IKEA hack is easy enough to do over the weekend. Amanda Smith, who goes by @livingthis.smithadventure on Instagram, says she completed the project in less than two hours. Smith purchased 1/2-inch galvanized steel pipe from Menards, and she purchased four 36-inch long pipes, four 2 1/2-inch pipes, and a 24-inch long pipe. She used two pipes. She also used four T-fittings and eight floor flanges. All of this materials cost about $100 total. In a comment on her TikTok, Smith said you can use different lengths of pipes or combine pipes to create custom leg lengths to fit your laundry room.
Smith places a T-fitting on the 36-inch pipe and installs a 2 1/2-inch piece on top. The 24-inch pieces are installed horizontally on two T-fittings between the 36-inch pipes, and eight floor flanges are installed on each end of the pipes. Once both sides of the table legs are completed, flip the table top over and place it upside down on the surface. Smith says to use a level and twist the bottom floor flange until the legs are at the same height. He uses screws and a power drill to attach the legs to the top. Once everything is secured, flip the table over and slide it over the washer and dryer. Now you have an easily accessible surface to store laundry essentials, place baskets for loading and unloading, and fold clothes.