Martha Stewart Living, September 2003
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.
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.
Sturdy, lidded basket
Latex satin-finish paint
Six 1 1/4-inch wood screws
Four casters and screws
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.