I was out in the shop the other day prepping some furniture and remembered that I had a small roll of wire fencing that was waiting to be used.
I have a purpose for it but decided I could afford to spare a few feet to make some wire baskets for spring.
I cut enough off to make three baskets:
- A large square @ 12”x12”x8”
- A small square @ 5”x5”x5”
- A small cylinder @ 6” diameter and 5” high
First, you will need these:
Small needle- nose pliers, heavy-duty shears and strong wire.
*Before you begin creating your baskets, be sure to snip off all sharp points!
1)For the large square, I cut a 28”x28” piece, then cut out four corners at 8” square so that I could simply fold the sides up and start wiring together.
Before I attached the corners, I folded the top edge down to add a little stability around the rim.
Because of its large size, it didn’t square up properly. Putting a solid base in at the bottom solved the problem immediately and it was good to go.
2) For the smaller square, I kept the surround a solid piece and simply attached the base. You can see that I wrapped it around so that the seam was in the middle. You can have it meet in the corner if you choose, I just wanted a middle seam for my finishing touches that you will see tomorrow.
3) For the cylinder, the surround is obviously one piece. Time to bring back that middle school math to determine the length:
The circumference is going to be the diameter x Pi. In this case, it is 19.24” long.
That is the end of the “construction” phase.
Tune in tomorrow to see how they got Spring-i-fied !!
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