|Project by Tradd||posted 08-30-2007 05:57 AM||1877 views||4 times favorited||17 comments|
Here is a Oak trash can that I made for my Wife. It hold a regular tall kitchen trash can. The lid can be raised by hand with the handle or by the foot petal.
How it works is the foot petal is connected at the back to a board that lifts up the lid when you press the foot petal. I routed a slot in the lift board and attached the board to the back of the can with a screw with a nylon spacer and a UHMW washer. I also cut a pad of UHMW plastic and attached it to the lid to help with the friction. I made this can about 5 years ago and it is still going strong.