|Project by Chris||posted 04-08-2015 05:48 PM||2210 views||9 times favorited||5 comments|
This is my take on hiding our garbage can out of site in our kitchen. I started with a chest that I made out of oak when I was a senior in High School. It really had no purpose anymore so i tore it apart and re-purposed the wood for this project. Once i got the main box done I began working on my first Butcher Block style top. This turned out to be much more challenging than anticipated. The butcher block is made of walnut, maple, and oak. Once done I was able to get the butcher block planed smooth on both sides at a local cabinet shop. My fiance who wanted this project decided that the all oak front was to boring and suggested putting in a pie safe tin. This like the butcher block was more challenging than I thought due to the door already being made. Once I was happy with the fit of the tin I painted it and the home made handle on the side to blend a little better. To enhance usability I put two inch casters under the legs. It sits about a quarter of an inch off the ground so it’s not to noticeable. Overall I really couldn’t be happier with how it turned out and she loves it too. It was a win win!