Fender washers are commonly used in automotive, plumbing, and electrical projects. The zinc-plated finish on this hardware helps to resist corrosion. The diameter of washer is the size bolt that you should use. (For example, a 1/4 washer fits a 1/4 bolt.)
No cat? Mount a basket where you need on-the-spot storage: cozy throws next to the sofa, stuffed animals by a kid's bed, rolled towels in the guest bath. (Also pictured: West Elm Waffle-Weave Throw, in Rosette, $39, westelm.com. IKEA Lisabo Coffee Table, $99, ikea.com.)
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