Trash can holder/protector for kitchen

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Project by Garald Ansley posted 12-31-2013 12:22 PM 13570 views 11 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well as anyone with cat/dogs in their house knows, the trash can battle with them is an ongoing problem. After the wife slipped and fell earlier this month, after a cat scattered the trash, I was informed that this would be my next project…now! We live in an older house with small kitchen, very little cupboard or counter space and by the stove is the only place where there is room for the trash can. So, two birds with one stone, trash storage and a bit of extra counter space where it is most needed. Very convenient place to put a cutting board.

So whats in my lumber pile. A 1” x 4” oak board I had been saving…glued up for the top. Some 1 1/2” Squares I had ripped out of 2”x4” cedar, some old cedar fencing slats, and various pieces of scrap wood. And a small drawer with a broken slide. Framework mortise and tenon and filled in with the cedar slats. Made wooden drawer slides for the drawer. Top is finished with tung oil, then whole thing finished with nothing but Howards feed and wax. Couple of drawer pulls i had laying around and now the boss is happy.

-- Garald, Mayetta, KS

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#1 posted 12-31-2013 12:53 PM

Very nice and it’s always a good thing to keep kitchen management happy. I’ll bet that spice shelf over the stove was much appreciated also.


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Tammy Ansley

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#2 posted 12-31-2013 01:54 PM

The trash bin is VERY much appreciated as I’m getting too old to be falling all the time…LOL. Spice rack thing was a temporary fix (about 4 years ago) but hey it works! Now for the next projects…....hehehe

-- I have no idea what I'm doing....but doing it anyway :)

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#3 posted 12-31-2013 01:58 PM

Looks good, the combo of cedar and oak is something you just don’t see a lot. I might build something similar.

-- "A woodworking project is either a masterpiece or a POS" Dr. Lang

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#4 posted 12-31-2013 02:20 PM

Great repurposing of items Garald! Wish my attempts turned out as well. Sometimes it’s hard to outsmart those cats! Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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#5 posted 12-31-2013 04:59 PM

This is a great idea I just might have to put on my list…it looks good and thanks for sharing this!!

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Joe Weaver

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#6 posted 12-31-2013 08:42 PM

very nice. I made a few of those when I lived in PA. My daughter after 12 years is still using hers

-- Joe, Ga

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