Trash can enclosure

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Project by Carey Mitchell posted 11-14-2020 02:03 AM 1397 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

In order to get the trash can out of the garage, I built this enclosure. all the ones in the neighborhood used Hardyboard siding, the same as on the houses. Home depot would not cut the 12’ pieces so I could haul them without breaking – would damage their saw blade.

I happened to walk past the cart with scrap wood, and there were a lot of 8” wide pieces of shiplap, with the corners damaged. Marked 70% off regular price. What I noticed was the back side with the milled striations; this would look great installed vertically. Even though it is intended for interior use, I took a chance.

I painted each piece with copper napthanate wood preservative (mmmmm, that army tent smell). To prevent excessive water from entering through the top grain, I made pieces of pine with a rabbet that lapped over the tops of the shiplap, with the upper surface sloped 30 degrees to shed water. Sealed it against the framework with silicone caulk.

The result turned out nicely – and it does not look like all the others.

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#1 posted 11-14-2020 02:22 AM

damn,pretty fancy carey my cans go out in the alley!

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#2 posted 11-14-2020 02:38 AM

Nice work!!

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#3 posted 11-14-2020 12:31 PM

Looks great looks a;ot better being vertical, a little pleasant contrast, good job.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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