A few months ago, I wanted a new end table but didn’t want to pay major buck$ for one. I loved the look of this table made by the UK company, Dare Studio, but at £479 and up, I was not about to buy one. SO I made one for about $40!
- Wire hamper. I bought this one at Target. It’s listed as $24 but it was 10% off on Cartwheel plus an extra 5% with my RedCard so I got it for about $20.
- Wood slab (12″ x 12″ would be best). I desperately wanted a square wooden block but had a tough time finding one at the hardware store, so I ended up buying this at Joann Fabrics for about $8 thanks to a 30% off coup (get their App, they have great coupons! They also email you weekly coupons if you sign up for emails).
- Four two-hole straight brackets. $2.47 each at Home Depot here.
- Eight ½ inch wood screws, like these. $0.33 each.
- Wood stain. I had this stain left over from my popsicle stick wall art project.
- Foam brush.
- Paper towels.
- Electric drill (or screwdriver).
- Stain the wood slab. Apply a thin coat, let dry, then rub excess stain off with the paper towel.
- Once the stain is completely dry, lay the slab right-side down on the floor.
- Remove the cloth from the hamper and flip the hamper upside down so that the narrow base is on top of the slab.
- Place one of the brackets on top of one piece of the wire, as shown below. Screw one screw into the first hole, not tightening it all the way.
- Place and screw another screw in the opposite hole, making sure the bracket straddles the wire.
- Repeat steps 4 & 5 until all four wire spokes are secure.
- Go back to each screw and tighten it.
- Flip the table over and enjoy!