Recycle Bin

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Project by TObenhuber posted 04-27-2014 09:00 PM 1833 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Along similar lines as my Beer Koozie Box, this project was to replace the unsightly white plastic trash can in our kitchen used to hold the recycling. Quick project but definitely looks better and not to mention holds a lot more recycling items.

The construction was out of D/Fur 2×4 from, my favorite, the orange borg store. I currently live in a small town with minimal alternatives and my wife isn’t even close to letting me use expensive lumber yet. I also usually pick through very carefully to fine the quarter sawn boards when able. I can usually come home with 6 to 10 pretty clean quarter sawn 2×4s. Takes time but it’s cheap and most importantly ok with my wife.

The rest of the project is simple butt joints with four vertical supports to connect everything and add some support. Similar to the Koozie Holder, it was also finished with dark miniwax and a couple coats of poly. It’s now been in use for a couple months and is holding up pretty well. Definitely has a cleaner look than the old, cheap, white trash can it has replaced. Better than that, now my garage has a great white trash can. Win all around.

-- Travis, Virginia,

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#1 posted 04-27-2014 09:16 PM

You made good use wooden pallets, compliments.

-- The common man thinks. The wise man is silent. The stupid man discusses.

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#2 posted 04-28-2014 04:30 AM

Thanks for the complement. :)

I have used pallets for other things but this one used 2×4 cut to the required dimensions. It was a lot rip sawing 2×4 to 1.5” by .5” strips.

-- Travis, Virginia,

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