create.it: diy rolling storage basket..

Such a great idea. I found this on inmyownstyle.com

Tools:

  • 4 swivel caster style wheels
  • 16 machine screws that are long enough to go through wheels, two pieces of plywood, and bottom of basket
  • 16 wing nuts that fit screws
  • 8 thin pieces of plywood cut into 2″ x 3″ size pieces
  • Miter box and saw
  • Pencil
  • Drill and drill bit large enough for screws to go through
  • Hammer

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1. Center caster on cut 2″ x 3″ piece of thin plywood. Use a pencil to mark the screw holes.  Remove caster and drill 4 holes.  Repeat on the other 7 pieces of plywood. if necessary, use sandpaper to smooth the area around the drilled holes.

 

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2. Place the screws through the caster holes and then through one a piece of the drilled plywood.  I placed each caster right at the corner and used a hammer to tap the screws down through the wicker. This was fairly easy, but I did have one corner where I could not get all the screws through the weave of the wicker and had to break a small piece of the wicker off to get it through.

Once you have the screws through the bottom, turn the basket over and place the second piece of drilled plywood over the screws on the inside basket bottom. It takes some jiggling of the screws to get them lined up with the holes in the plywood, but I got them all through with a bit of persistence. If you have trouble, drill the holes slightly bigger.

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3. Tighten a wing nut on each screw to secure each caster.

 

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