Here’s a fun project to help you streamline your household chores. It’s a simple DIY laundry basket that will make throwing your laundry in the wash a little bit easier! Just follow the step-by-step instructions.
Materials for this DIY Laundry Basket:
- 17″ Pine round
- Hardware cloth
- 4 2″ Casters
- Staple gun
- Tape measure
- Varathane Wood Stain in Weathered Gray
- Pliers or Tin Snips
The first step for this project is to stain your pine round. Keep in mind it will take a few hours of drying time, preferably overnight if you plan ahead. It’s much easier to tackle this first step the day before so you’re not waiting around for drying time.
Next, attach the casters.
Flip over the pine round and find the middle point. Then measure halfway out from the center, and mark the spot. That’s where you’ll attach one of the screws for your caster.
Do this for the three other casters. I just eyeballed it to place the four casters evenly around the circle. But you could use a framing square to ensure you have the casters exactly on the imaginary north, south, east and west compass points.
The third step is to attach the hardware cloth to the pine round with a staple gun. The hardware cloth is so tightly wound in its packaging, it makes it easy to wrap it around the pine round. It stays in place and stands up straight very well.
The first few staples are the hardest to secure. I decided I wanted a little bit of hardware cloth to show on the bottom, so I picked the second line of squares to attach all my staples.
Lastly, let a few inches of hardware cloth overlap to secure the shape and snip with pliers or tin snips. Tin snips work better!
It’s almost done! Grab a large laundry bag and wheel your new laundry basket to its new home.
It’ll be a breeze to wheel your dirty laundry from the closet to the laundry room.