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Basket Table: Storage on Wheels

Basket Table: Storage on Wheels

Source: Martha Stewart Living, September 2003

Introduction

This mobile end table organizes clutter with the flip of a lid, and can be whisked off to wherever it's needed. Start by painting the basket and lid.

materials

  • Sturdy, lidded basket

  • Four 1-by-2s

  • Latex satin-finish paint

  • Scrap lumber

  • Six 1 1/4-inch wood screws

  • Power screwdriver

  • Four casters and screws

steps

  1. Position two 1-by-2s, cut 2 inches shorter than basket's length, inside basket 1 inch from each side. Align with second pair -- cut the same length, mitered at a 45-degree angle, and painted -- placed on the underside, with scrap lumber beneath. From inside basket, join three layers with wood screw.

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  2. Screw casters to supports on bottom of basket. If you plan to put heavy books or plants on top of the lid, it's a good idea to insert a strong plastic or wooden lidded box inside the basket, flush with the rim, for additional support.

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