I don't usually post how-tos that I haven't personally tried myself. But, hey, I don't need a side table. However, in the interests of journalistic accuracy, I have gone to the CB2 store and actually touched the goods.
First I present to you the Platner side table. Nice, right? At $600 it should be. My knockoff will not be this nice, but if you can afford the real deal, what are you doing slumming on my blog anyway?
Here I present to you the knock-off, CB2's Spike wastecan for $25. The thing about the Spike is that it makes a terrible waste can. I have an IKEA mesh trash can, and unless your trash is consistently lovely, I can tell you that see-through for garbage is a flawed design concept.
The Spike is, however, almost the same dimensions as the Platner table with a similar shape. It can be topped with a 16-inch glass top, which will run about $35 to $40.
The only drawback is that the Spike has a trash-canny bottom and the Platner does not. You could cut the bottom out or cover it with:
- a piece of mirrored glass
- a carpet remnant that matches your carpet
- a piece of hip fabric
- something small and interesting like aluminum balls (which CB2 also sells.)
- trash (it might read as ironic.)
Or you could just buy Target's knock off for $30 before it sells out.