How to make an end table with a wire basket

No cozy corner is complete without a table for setting down books or drinks. Although end tables are shockingly expensive, making a table is actually much easier than you might expect. This DIY table even includes a handy storage area in the bottom, ideal for stashing blankets or magazines.
The metallic tone of the basket pairs well with the dark wood stain for a modern and stylish look, but for a brighter appearance, leave the wood in its natural state or paint it a light color. No matter how you choose to customize this piece, it is sure to be both a functional and gorgeous item to add to your space.
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Materials
- Wood circle
- Wire basket
- Pencil
- Ruler
- Sawhorses
- Clamps
- Drill
- Spade bit
- Jigsaw
- Sanding block
- Sheet of plastic or small tarp
- Wood stain
- Paintbrush
- Cloth
Instructions
1. Lay out the wood circle and place the wire basket on top with the handles facing downward.
2. Mark the handles onto the wood circle using a pencil.
3. Measure the size of the basket handles with a ruler.
4. Draw a rectangle onto the edge of the wood that is the same length as the handles measured in the previous step and approximately 1 inch wide.
5. Repeat step 4 on the opposite edge of the wood circle for the other handle.
6. Clamp the wood circle onto two sawhorses.
7. Drill a hole into each end of both pencil rectangles using a drill with a spade bit attached.
8. Place the jigsaw inside one of the holes drilled in the previous step and cut out the rectangle pencil marks to make holes for both basket handles.
9. Sand the areas around the holes on the wood circle with a sanding block.
10. Put down sheet of plastic or small tarp and put the wood circle on it. Paint the wood circle with wood stain. Wipe away excess stain using a cloth.
10. Place the wood circle over the opening of the wire basket, with the handles through the holes.
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