Let's face it: A clothes hamper is not the sexiest piece of furniture you'll ever own. But that's no excuse for using a tired old canvas bag or an open-top basket to stash your dirty duds. Instead, build a furniture-like piece like the one shown here. The top and sides are simply stock beadboard plywood framed with 1x material.
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for a decorative dirty socks holder.