Step 1: Build the Legs

attaching the legs to build a wood hamper
Illustration: Gregory Nemec
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Secure the edge of a 1x2 leg piece to the face of a 1x3 leg piece, flush with its edge, to form an L. Repeat to make four legs.
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    Tools List

    • circular saw
      circular saw
    • miter saw
      miter saw
    • jigsaw
      jigsaw
    • brad nailer
      brad nailer
    • drill
      drill/driver

    Shopping List

    1x2 Get one 8-foot length for the four narrower leg pieces.

    1x3 Get three 8-foot lengths for the four wider leg pieces, crosspieces, floor supports, and lid frame

    -inch beadboard plywood Get half of a 4x8 sheet to make the panels and floor (½-inch plywood can also be used for the floor)2-inch trim-head screws to secure upper crosspieces to the legs.

    -inch brad nails

    Wood glue

    Butt hinge Get two.

    Top hinge Get one.

    Sash handle Get one, if using.