Trash Bin Container

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Project by spanky46 posted 03-13-2009 11:37 PM 2624 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My daughter ask me to build a container that would hold her plastic trash bin. She was specific about what she wanted and gave me some pics off the Internet of commercially made containers. She wanted it painted black to match her kitchen appliances. A sloped top keeps it from accumulating things! It kills me to cover up wood with paint. I made it out of MDO but the top is maple in case she ever wants to remove the paint. The inside I spiced up with a little color. Latex enamel so it can be washed.

-- spanky46 -- Never enough clamps...Never enough tools...Never enough time.

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Tom Goodman

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#1 posted 03-14-2009 01:04 AM

Great job on on this trash bin holder. I really like it, I too don’t like to paint over wood. Don’t care much for staining either. ( probably because I’m not good at it.)
My daughter likes some of her stuff to be stained black :-(
Oh well.. can’t do much when she has me under her thumb.

-- - " If you want square work, You don't cut corners. " - -- Tom Goodman, Santa Maria, CA.

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#2 posted 03-14-2009 02:26 AM

Nice trash bin holder.

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#3 posted 03-14-2009 05:14 PM

That’s a great idea…I need to make one of those. Trash gets out of hand from time to time especially when the kids get creative with stacking over the top so they don’t have to take it out to the outside garbage

-- Vince

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Gary Fixler

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#4 posted 03-14-2009 05:59 PM

Nice work, Spanky! I like all the thought you put into it. I, too, have grown tired of painting over wood, now that I’m finally learning how to make natural wood look better. Good thinking on the maple top.

-- Gary, Los Angeles, video game animator

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John Gray

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#5 posted 03-15-2009 08:51 PM

Great job, we have the same trash can so I favorited it and sent my wife the link. THANKS.

-- Only the Shadow knows....................

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#6 posted 04-13-2009 04:32 PM

Great Job…I really like the design…. I know what you mean about painting wood…. It’s sinful…LOL…


-- Happy and safe woodworking,

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