Mobile Garbage Can Island

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Project by Chris posted 04-08-2015 05:48 PM 3217 views 9 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my take on hiding our garbage can out of site in our kitchen. I started with a chest that I made out of oak when I was a senior in High School. It really had no purpose anymore so i tore it apart and re-purposed the wood for this project. Once i got the main box done I began working on my first Butcher Block style top. This turned out to be much more challenging than anticipated. The butcher block is made of walnut, maple, and oak. Once done I was able to get the butcher block planed smooth on both sides at a local cabinet shop. My fiance who wanted this project decided that the all oak front was to boring and suggested putting in a pie safe tin. This like the butcher block was more challenging than I thought due to the door already being made. Once I was happy with the fit of the tin I painted it and the home made handle on the side to blend a little better. To enhance usability I put two inch casters under the legs. It sits about a quarter of an inch off the ground so it’s not to noticeable. Overall I really couldn’t be happier with how it turned out and she loves it too. It was a win win!

-- Chris

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#1 posted 04-08-2015 06:49 PM

Nice work. I like the idea. Might be copying that in one form or another.

-- Chris K

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#2 posted 04-08-2015 08:56 PM

Nicely done. Great idea, dual purpose.

-- Respectfully, Paul

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#3 posted 04-09-2015 12:34 AM

I really like it, Chris. The fact that SHE likes it makes it a Win Win.

Nice design. I might try to emulate it here. Would you mind?

-- jroot

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#4 posted 10-01-2015 05:36 PM

Very nice. I hate seeing the bin in our kitchen.

-- Andy - Old Chinese proverb says: "If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it."

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#5 posted 12-17-2015 08:18 AM

I love the look of that butcher block, well done!

-- Don't be upset by the results you didn't get with the work you didn't do.

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