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Bcemail

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01-25-2021 04:08 AM

I recently built a new kitchen island and one of the cabinets we decided to use as a pull out drawer for garbage and hopefully recycling. I’ve looked around but can’t find bins that fit just right. Either they are too small or too big or just the wrong shape and I end up wasting space. So I started to think about building custom ones that will fit perfectly.

I’m worried about using plywood as it will lead to staining and odors. Then I thought about PVC sheets, but the problem there is the price and they’re isn’t much available in store. Should I use plywood or mdf and then get some kind of laminate for the outside? Or some other material? Give me some ideas, or tell me to just buy some plastic bins and be done with it!


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#1 posted 01-25-2021 06:05 AM

Hmm, Rev-a-shelf makes multiple sizes to fit different depths and widths and cans etc, single or dual, and they come with the cans that fit prefectly inside. So maybe need to look online and not just in stores. I got the dual 12 gallon cans, which the kitchen bags from costco fit perfectly. Works great for our use.

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#2 posted 01-25-2021 08:22 AM

One of the rules of cabinet making that’s high on the list is to get your hardware before cutting the sheet goods. Or at the very least know for sure what hardware you want and get and understand the specks.

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#3 posted 01-25-2021 03:42 PM



Hmm, Rev-a-shelf makes multiple sizes to fit different depths and widths and cans etc, single or dual, and they come with the cans that fit prefectly inside. So maybe need to look online and not just in stores. I got the dual 12 gallon cans, which the kitchen bags from costco fit perfectly. Works great for our use.

- SMP

Thanks, I saw some of their products so I’ll check out which bins they offer. And getting the right sized bags is one of the covenant as well

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#4 posted 01-25-2021 03:43 PM



One of the rules of cabinet making that s high on the list is to get your hardware before cutting the sheet goods. Or at the very least know for sure what hardware you want and get and understand the specks.

- AlaskaGuy

Yeah I bought the cabinets but had to change my plans around due to some unforeseen problems so I’m trying to make things work after the fact. Thanks!

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