She already had two places with baskets and was looking for another different, more decorative storage solution for off-season items.
I used about one sheet of 1/2″ plywood ripped at 12″.
I cut the four sides on an angle to get the tapered bottom:
Originally I had planned for an inset bottom using the 1/2″ ply but that wasn’t working out so great.
In the end the bottoms are 1/4″ ply nailed from the bottom and it gives a much better finished look.
Applied Minwax dark walnut stain.
For the monogram I used DFKai-SB font, printed the middle letter 6″ tall, find the center of the box and line up the letter. Simply trace letter with a ballpoint pen to get a light indent in the paint.
Sealed with wipe-on Minwax poly satin finish.
Measured the handle height at 17″ and screwed into the sides. The handles are purely for decorative purposes, they will hold the bin but I wouldn’t recommend carrying the bins around by the handle.
Thanks MB, I hope you enjoy them as much as I enjoyed making them.