|Project by LJ||posted 08-24-2009 08:54 PM||1676 views||0 times favorited||4 comments|
I present this project not for its artistic appeal but for its practicality.
A while back I built this to hold the plastic garbage bags and provide a lid to keep down odor. Well, I thought I could simply pull the bag up. Nope. Despite having taken the time/effort to recess the bag retaining clips so that they were not in the way, the bags would still too often rip.
Finally, this past week I made the change it has long needed. I cut one side off and turned it into a door so that a full bag now easily is slid out the side of the container.
The frame is made of cedar and 1/4” plywood. As you should be able to make out in one of the photos, I used cedar cross braces on each side to provide the necessary stability since the main part of each wall is a picket fence (what elseo would I have done!)
Since the door when opened takes with it the old solid side’s retaining frames, I had to add upper and lower framces to keep the container’s shape. You can easily see the lower piece in the pic with the door opened.
I chamfered the top of this piece so pulling the bac out and over it would be more a a road hump effect.
I spray painted the hinges black to better match the already in place lid hardware. And a lite-duty clasp keeps the door closed.
-- Peace, LJ http://beam.to/4goldens.org