Last post, I bravely showed you the mess
I have in my office nook.
I decided to replace the ugly plastic tubs
under the desk in the corner with my
favorite large baskets from Target.
Trouble is, the stuff I keep under the desk
area tends to be heavy, mostly books and
projects waiting for some attention.
I didn't want the heavy baskets to scratch
up the wood floors.
My plan was to use cheap wood to build a
rolling platform for three baskets. The baskets
measure 15x18 each. I wanted the platforms
to be the same size as the basket bottoms.
The cheapest wood was plywood. The best
sized one I could find was 24x48 for $16.95
at Home Depot. It was 3/4 inch thick.
The friendly man in the wood department cut
it down to an 18 inch length and 45 inch width.
Then he cut the width into three, 15 inch pieces.
No charge for the cutting.
I also bought 12 small rollers that turn
around 360 degrees. Each roller was $2.65
Yeah...if you're keeping track, my cheap
platforms were starting to get out of hand!
With a package of flathead wood screws (each
wheel takes four screws) the final talley was
about $63 to make the three platforms.
That really hurt!
The good thing is the wheels are always re-usable.
I may stain the platforms at a later date.
For now, I'm using them the way they are.
I have an office to clean out, remember?
I do have a few scraps of plywood left over that I
plan to use for another project. The bad news is I
have 3 more baskets that could use platforms too.
Thanks for dropping by!