Making a side table without power tools sounds kinda crazy, right? This project takes zero power tools, less than 30 minutes of hands on work and is super simple. And bonus – it’s a piece that we still use every single day. Want to make your own side table? It only take a few supplies (and I bet you already have some of them on hand!)
How to make a wire basket side table
I picked up this basket at a yard sale for $3 – I’m not sure if it was supposed to be a trash can or a laundry hamper… but in my hands it became a side table.
First I gave the basket a couple of coats of Krylon® COLORMAXX™ in Sea Glass. While it was drying I started on the top.
Using an 18 inch round wood panel, I stained it with Minwax® Express Color in Walnut – I love this stuff because it’s easy to clean up if you make a mess. After it dried a few hours, I sealed it with Minwax® Polyacrylic clear coat.
After both the top and the basket were dry, I used cable staples to attach the basket to the top.
With just a few taps, we put one on each of the cross pieces to make it nice and secure. Flip it over and you have a side table!
We use this table on our front porch, so I know its a great idea for outdoor use (as long as the top is sealed properly). It would also be great for a night stand or end table, too!
So then next time you come across a wire basket at a yard sale, don’t pass it by – turn it into this easy DIY side table.