Trash bin rollout

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Project by Darryl Jones posted 01-20-2016 06:01 PM 1529 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was asked to create a waste bin rollout to fit in some empty space underneath existing cabinetry. The client had previously tried making a cart of sort on casters that they could roll in or out but that didn’t work. The requirements were to use affordable materials, have it look like it belonged in this location, and match the color if possible. I was able to pretty much satisfy all three (the color is off by a shade or two). This build was challenging in that the space was very narrow, so much so that I could not create an actual cabinet. I basically created a face frame that I attached to the base and toe kick. To install it I had to tap cons to attach it to the floor in the back and the frame frame was attached to the existing cabinet on the right and the countertop with screws and a couple anchors into the wall on the left. The face frame and door is made of solid red oak and the internals are made of construction grade ply. I was able to pretty closely match the profiles on the rails/stiles as well as the raised panel insert. I used 22” full extension slides that are housed underneath the platform that the trash bin sits on, partly to keep it clean but mostly to allow more width in the narrow opening. The two cleats in the front are included to support the door as well as keep the bin from tipping over. All in all, I think this was a success and my client’s wife was very pleased with the outcome.

-- Dread Knot Wood Shop

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#1 posted 01-21-2016 02:01 AM

Nice work, I tried to make something similar for my kitchen but could not get the drawer slides to operate smoothly. I also had a narrow space and did not have enough height to put the slides underneath like you did so I tried mounting the slides horizontally (i.e. facing up) underneath the platform and it would slide with just the can but once I attached the door to the front it became too heavy and things started binding up. At some point I would really like to revisit this and try to find a better solution.

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#2 posted 01-21-2016 03:55 AM

They are going to love it. Much better than trying to pull something out on casters. Nice job!

-- Chuck, Minnesota

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#3 posted 01-22-2016 04:38 AM

Great work! Did you come up with the build yourself.or see something similar elsewhere? Either way it turned out great.

I just wish I had the drawing capability to sketch something up on my own. I can’t draw if my life depended on it. So I prefer to find plans or an idea from someone. To modify as needed to fit my needs

-- Thank You Trevor OBrion

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#4 posted 01-28-2016 01:55 PM

Trevor, I almost never work from plans, I just take measurements and jump in. Most times I am somewhat surprised by what I end up with. In this case, I did not have a plan just a bunch of measurements. I looked all over the web and was not able to find anything similar so I had to just think it through. Your project drawings don’t have to be great, as long as you can understand what it represents you will have all you need in most cases.

-- Dread Knot Wood Shop

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