How to Make Wheel-y Easy Under-the-Bed Storage Baskets

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Project Overview
  • Working Time: 40 mins - 1 hr
  • Total Time: 1 hr, 30 mins - 2 hrs
  • Skill Level: Intermediate
  • Estimated Cost: $25 to $50

Storage baskets can easily take up a lot of your space—and it's easy to forget to use them—leading to more clutter around your room. Make organizing an active part of your daily routine with these simple under-bed storage baskets that have attached wheels. They can be thoroughly wheeled around to any corner, or between rooms to collect leftover throw blankets or pieces of clothing that have yet to be put away.

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This Under Bed Storage Hack is Wheel-y Easy

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What You'll Need

Equipment / Tools

  • Pencil or marker
  • Drill
  • Screwdriver

Materials

  • Rectangular woven basket
  • 8 plywood square blocks
  • 4 wheel attachments
  • 16 long Screws
  • 7 lug nuts

Instructions

  1. Find a Woven Basket

    Depending on the space you have underneath your bed, find a reasonably sized rectangular woven basket that is able to fit with the elevation of the wheels once attached.

    Tip

    Prior to starting the project, use a measuring tape to estimate how much space you have under the bed to work with. This will make it easier to find the correct size basket when looking.

  2. Gather Plywood Pieces

    Gather eight pieces of plywood that are 2 inches by 3 inches in size. You can visit your local hardware store to get these cut to size, or cut them yourself if you have the equipment and skills to do so.

    Warning

    Do not attempt to cut wood pieces without the proper equipment, work setting, and skills, because it can lead to serious injuries.

  3. Make Markings

    Once you've gathered your plywood pieces, center your wheel attachments on top of the wood. Then, use a marker or pencil to mark where the screws are going to go. Do this for only four pieces of plywood. This will make it much easier for you to know where to drill once it's time to make the screw holes.

  4. Stack the Pieces of Wood

    Take your marked plywood pieces and place it on top of two other plywood pieces by stacking them together. Once they're neatly stacked, on a flat surface or working table, start drilling screw holes where the markings are.

    Warning

    When drilling, watch where you place your fingers, so you don't injure yourself. Wear protective gloves, if necessary.

  5. Assemble Your Wheel

    Now, line the wheel attachment accordingly with the screw holes of the freshly drilled plywood with its own holes. Take your properly sized screws and put them through the holes. Continue this step for all four wheels.

  6. Attach It to the Basket

    Grab your woven basket and flip it to its underside. Take your newly assembled wheel pieces and insert them through the woven basket, one at a time. Use the appropriate screwdriver to screw in the wheels until all screws are completely through to the other side.

  7. Finish With Lug Nuts

    With the remaining four pieces of drilled plywood, place it over the screws from inside the basket. Then, take your lug nuts and place it over the screws by firmly rotating them to complete your DIY project!