DIY Wicker Laundry Basket With Lid
However you can make your own wicker laundry basket with lid. The basket will require specific materials but once finished, you will have one of which you will be proud of for years to come. Measure the top of the basket from one end to the other end, width and length, if the basket is square. If the basket is round, turn it face down on a sheet of paper and outline the outline with a pencil. Mark the measurements for a square basket on the 1/4 inch (6,35 mm) sheet of wood or cut out the pattern on the top side of the paper and place the pattern on the wood, drawing the outline with your pencil.
Cut the measurements or the pattern drawn on the wood using the saw. Sand the edges of the wood with 150 or 180 grit sandpaper. Tint the wood with the selected ink using the brush and let it dry completely. Stain the front and back of the wood. Fix half of one of the two hinges on the back of the top edge of the basket with a screwdriver and screws. Make sure that the hinges are small enough to be attached to the edge of the basket but large enough to support the weight of the wicker laundry basket with lid. Place both hinges at equal distances on the back of the basket.
Fix the other half of the two hinges to the wooden lid with the help of the screwdriver and screws, centering them against the hinges fixed on the upper edge of the wicker laundry basket with lid. Fix a small metal handle by screwing it with the screwdriver on the front edge of the cover (the edge furthest from where the hinges are). The small metal handles come with screws to fix them on the surfaces and are available at specialized home improvement stores.