Craftsman Garbage & Recycling Container

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Project by rodneyh posted 02-27-2014 12:56 AM 3196 views 5 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is probably a bit of overkill, but I was really tiring of bags of recycling littering the kitchen as well as the occasional late night visit to the trash by our lab. Came out far nicer than a trash can has a right to. Overall it’s 34” wide x 18” deep x 29” tall, and fits 2 normal kitchen garbage containers. White oak, mostly some not so nice 1/2” stuff that I needed to use up, but a few pieces of QS mixed in. Dye stain, sealer, gel stain, and 2 coats of urethane (+ some extra on the interior bottom plywood).

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#1 posted 02-27-2014 01:18 AM

Wow, that is really attractive. It came out great, and I like the color too.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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#2 posted 02-27-2014 01:22 AM

I like it. Very nice. I have not tried the dye before on my projects. any advice?

-- Measure twice and cut once.....sneak up on it! Steve Lien

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#3 posted 02-27-2014 01:32 AM

Alongiron – I use transtint in water and I really like the flexibility in making my own blends. Single most important thing is to pre-raise the grain. I sand thru 150, then soak everything down with water (about like applying stain). After it dries, I lightly sand by hand with 180. Clean up and stain. The grain will still raise a bit, but not nearly as much. If you don’t do this, the raised spots from the stain will instantly sand off leaving LOTS of tiny unfinished spots.

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#4 posted 02-27-2014 09:54 AM

Well done…. Love craftsman style

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#5 posted 02-27-2014 01:43 PM

that looks really nice. Great way to hide those things.

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#6 posted 02-27-2014 01:48 PM

Very nice addition to the kitchen. I might have to make something similar for my parents…

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#7 posted 04-14-2014 03:50 AM

I love it… looks terrific.

-- Brian, Omaha, NE... So many projects, so little time!

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#8 posted 09-23-2014 08:25 AM

It looks really nice, too nice for a garbage and recycling container actually. If it was mine, I would probably use it for the living room for everyone to adore. I bet the house clearance team would mistakenly think it is a good piece of furniture instead of a recycling bin if you were to place it on the outside porch. Anyway, really a job well done which seems physically flawless.

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