Basketball Laundry Basket

4 Materials
3 Hours

It’s my son’s birthday February 21st. So, we wanted to make him a basketball hoop laundry basket, hoping it would encourage him to put his dirty clothes in a basket. We used all scrap wood we had, but had to order the net/rim off of Amazon. We cut the piece of plywood down to 22 inches wide by 20 inches long. We used 1x2 for the pattern. We used all 45 angles for our cuts or 90 degree angles (which means some areas didn’t need cuts). We used a miter saw to cut down the 1x2’s and a nail gun to attach the 1x2’s to the plywood. You could use wood glue and a nail gun, but we decided to just use a nail gun. We attached all the pieces then used putty to fill in the holes. Once that dried we sanded it and spray painted it black. Then attached the rim and net with two screws. We had a basket around the house we used to put underneath the basket where the dirty clothes would land. Hoping this is a good way for his dirty clothes to not land on the floor. A mom can dream, right?

The final product

The paint we used to paint everything.

A basket we had around the house that we will use for the laundry basket.

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  • Thea
    on Mar 8, 2020

    😂 Now you need to think of something to get the kids to put things in the dishwasher, not a basketball hoop thingie though. Nicely done!

  • Lisa West
    on Mar 8, 2020

    Cute and fun. Thus will the chore of picking up the bedroom a little more fun.

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