Recycling center

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Project by StephenBlann posted 08-25-2018 12:57 AM 845 views 3 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was my “summer vacation” project: a recycling center and junk drawer to keep by the door to the garage. The case is mid-grade plywood, and the face frame is cheap “white wood” from the BORG. The top is plywood with a 1.5 inch border of white wood to allow for a routed edge. The bin cabinet doors are white wood frames with 1/4 inch plywood riding a centered groove (I used a tounge-and-grove router bit combo for that). Piano hinges at the bottom allow the bin doors to tilt out, and plywood blocks catch on the face frames to keep them from opening too far. The junk drawers are baltic birch plywood routed to glide on maple runners coated in paste wax. This was an interesting project to get everything to line up (the low cost materials didn’t help there)... and there are a lot of playing card shims buried out of sight… but overall, I’m pretty happy with the result for under $100 in materials and a lot of fun making it!

-- Stephen

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#1 posted 08-25-2018 05:24 PM

Junk drawer much too small for my house. Maybe a bin would do for junk. Ha.

Otherwise very nicely done. Everyone would have a use for such a piece of furniture.

-- Al H. - small shop, small projects...

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#2 posted 08-26-2018 03:50 AM

“fun making it.” YEAH, that’s what it’s all about!
Looks good!

-- Ain't better or worse than any other woodpecker in the woods.

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#3 posted 10-19-2018 03:29 AM

This is great, was looking for an idea exactly like this one.

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