Bathroom The cabinet with the tilt out doors open

Published on July 8th, 2014 | by peters


Besta tilt out hamper

I was searching for a solution  to create a built in hamper. The Besta cabinets turned out to be the perfect size!

The cabinet with the tilt out doors open

I used a double Besta cabinet on the bottom and added a smaller unit on top to create a more playful look.

I attached the doors using flap hinges. I had to drill holes for the hinges that were deep enough to make sure the door wouldn’t stick out above the cabinet. This allowed me to put a drawer in the upper section.

I attached braking joints to keep the door from falling on my toes… These joints also make sure the doors stay open in any position.

I attached 4 wire hampers inside the doors.

And finally I added some magnets to make sure the doors close perfectly.

I now have a good way to sort my laundry and the hampers can be removed easily so I can take them to the laundry room.

The finished cabinet.


One door open showing 2 hampers. Both doors open reveal 4 hampers.

Tilt out hamper door open

The magnet that allows the doors to stay closed.


A closer look a the breaking joints.

Breaking joint

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7 Responses to Besta tilt out hamper

  1. dsharon says:

    I bought the wire baskets in the Netherlands but I’ pretty sure Home Depot has some wire hampers that would fit.
    This is the size of the hampers I used: 34cm (depth) x 25cm (width) x 40cm (height). In inches that would be about: 13.4 x 9.85 x 15.75

    There’s a bit of room left so you can probably it in some baskets that are a bit larger (not much)…

  2. Lyd says:

    Please let us know where you found the wire baskets that fit so perfectly! Thanks!!

  3. steve_hoge steve_hoge says:

    Nice! Very classy mod.

  4. peters says:

    It depends on the exact hinges you bought, but I drilled holes in the bottom of the cabinet to lower the hinges into the cabinet. Otherwise the doors will be attached too high and will stick out at the top of the cabinet. You could also use piano hinges, but would probably have to attach them to the bottom of the cabinet (underneath) to get the doors to fit.

  5. Ryan says:

    I think I’ve found all the parts, but am wondering how you recessed the hinges – you say you drilled a hole for them? I’ve tried zooming in to get a closer look.

  6. peters says:

    I bought the parts in the Netherlands, so I can’t help you there… I’m pretty sure Home Depot sells all parts though.

  7. Ryan says:

    This is perfect – exactly what I need. May I ask where you bought the baskets, and if you used a particular type of hinge?

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