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    Triple-Tier Basket Stand






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    An amazingly versatile storage stand, made with an amazingly versatile tool

    You’ve seen chests of drawers—well here’s a “chest of baskets.” It can be used in nearly any room—in the bathroom for storing towels, the entryway for organizing hats and gloves, the bedroom for workout clothes, even in the kitchen for veggies or hand towels.

    We purchased our baskets at a Michael’s craft store, but lots of other retailers like Pier 1, West Elm and Ikea also carry them. Make sure to buy your baskets first; you need to construct your chest based on their dimensions.

    To keep the frame of the chest both lightweight and strong, we used biscuit joinery. It’s a clever way of joining wood, and a technique you can use with many other projects. Learn how to use biscuit joints

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    How to Make

    Layout all four legs at the same time to ensure the framework is uniform and square. Keep picturing how your baskets will sit on the runners—especially if you’re using baskets smaller or larger than ours; it will help you avoid mental errors. Cut the side crosspieces to length. Use the biscuit joiner to cut slots in the edges of the uprights and ends of the crosspieces. Apply glue to the biscuits and slots, insert the biscuits in both ends of all four crosspieces in each side, then clamp these “ladders” together and set them aside until the glue dries.

    Install the front and back crosspieces that hold the side “ladders” together. The four back crosspieces are installed even with the four side crosspieces. The three front crosspieces that will support the baskets lie flat. Glue and nail these crosspieces in place, make sure the rack is square, then set it aside until the glue dries. Install the basket runners even with the flat crosspieces that run across the front.

    Install the 3/4-in. plywood top, then apply cove molding to cover the edges

    How To Build It

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    1) Make layout marks on the four legs by clamping them together and marking all four at the same time. The “X” in each set of lines indicates the center of the basket runners (and the center of your biscuit joint); the outer lines represent the edges of the 1x2 horizontal cross members.

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    2) Cut the grooves for the biscuits in the ends of the crosspieces and sides of the uprights. See the sidebar for more information.

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    3) Use glue and biscuits to secure the components that create the two side “ladders.” Use clamps to hold the uprights and crosspieces together until the glue dries.

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    4) Install the front and back cross pieces that hold the two ladder sides together. The front crosspieces lie flat so the baskets can slide in and out. Add the 3/4-in x 3/4-in. basket runners to the sides.

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    5) Glue and nail the 3/4-in plywood top to the top of the frame, then apply cove molding to neaten up and disguise the edges.



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    This is something I would use

    tomm25
    tom park writes:

    This is something I would use to store my bathroom towels, I wonder if I could take on such a project on my own, after all, it doesn't look too difficult. I want to order towel radiators ,  I'll make sure to start working in the stand after I have them installed, I would be sure to build one that fits in my bathroom then.

    Seems to be really simple to

    protenchil
    proten chil writes:

    Seems to be really simple to do it, so I will try! yacht booker

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    I'm thinking about building a

    richardrob
    rob richard writes:

    I'm thinking about building a similar stand, but turn it into a cabinet instead, do you think it would work? I already set my eyes on this Knobbery hardware for it so I think it would look great, besides I've even chosen the spot where I want to place it once it's completed.

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