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Project by DBuonomano posted 60 days ago 752 views 7 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This project represents the deepest thoughts I’ve ever committed to garbage… It was a fun and pretty quick project overall. I’m happy it’s done so we can throw out our old kitchen trash can which was in dire need of replacing. There were a few firsts for me on this project; the butcher block top and hand cut dovetails. The dovetails came out functional but not too pretty. I definitely need some more practice with that… I only secured the drawer front with screws so I can replace the drawer with one made out of maple once I’ve got the dovetails down.

The top is a soft maple butcher block finished with mahogany gel stain, the rest is made out of pine and 1/4” plywood for the panels, and pre-made big box store bead board. The only thing I had to buy for this project was a few BF of maple for the top, the hinge and the handle. Everything else came out existing materials I’ve had laying around the shop for a while.





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Sam12

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#1 posted 60 days ago

Your project is an excellent example of one of the great things about woodworking: Taking a mundane, ugly thing like a garbage can and using it as inspiration for creating such a cool, functional piece. Awesome job!

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MT_Stringer

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#2 posted 60 days ago

It turned out nice. I have had several requests to make one of those. Just sayin’

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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NiteWalker

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#3 posted 59 days ago

Very nice job. :-)

-- He who dies with the most tools... dies with the emptiest wallet.

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NorthGaMan

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#4 posted 54 days ago

Did you do this from a plan or eyeball it?

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DBuonomano

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#5 posted 49 days ago

Thanks for the nice comments!

NothhGasMan – I did some looking around on the internet and here on LJ’s to get some idea’s. But the actual proportions came from the size of the garbage can I wanted to use, and how tall the drawer needed to be based on the size of a box of garbage bags we buy. My wife wants to have more of a “country kitchen” feel in our house and this is the first piece towards that. Next up is a dinner table… that may take longer.

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MT_Stringer

1851 posts in 1864 days


#6 posted 49 days ago


Thanks for the nice comments!

NothhGasMan – I did some looking around on the internet and here on LJ s to get some idea s. But the actual proportions came from the size of the garbage can I wanted to use, and how tall the drawer needed to be based on the size of a box of garbage bags we buy. My wife wants to have more of a “country kitchen” feel in our house and this is the first piece towards that. Next up is a dinner table… that may take longer.

- DBuonomano

...and then the cabinets will have to be replaced! :-)

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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