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Built-in Trash Can Cabinet

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Project by DrBreakIt posted 01-01-2010 04:01 AM 4324 views 4 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is my first post. We removed a built-in trash compactor which left a 15” opening in between the cabinets. We wanted to build a new cabinet that would house a concealed trash can. So we had a raised-panel door made (I did not have a router big enough at the time to do raised-panel doors) to match the other cabinets and I made a pull out drawer to hold a trash can. The trash can slides out on two drawer glides mounted under the trash drawer. The sliding drawer has a front that comes with in 6” of the top of cabinet, which we use as a handle to pull the trash can out. Fortuitously, the opening is big enough that we can put trash in it without pulling the drawer out. The project was built out of red oak and stained to match the rest of the cabinets.





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#1 posted 01-01-2010 04:43 AM

Nice work!

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#2 posted 01-01-2010 05:47 AM

Great Job

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#3 posted 01-01-2010 11:02 AM

Yoi di it very well, and the finish? – no one could tell it was done separately.

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#4 posted 01-01-2010 09:45 PM

well done and no electricity needed nor those special trash bags.

-- AJJ, Eugene OR

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#5 posted 01-01-2010 10:03 PM

Looks great good idea.

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#6 posted 01-01-2010 10:49 PM

Nice job on matching the stain color.
You’ll never regret getting rid of your compactor

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#7 posted 01-02-2010 02:23 AM

The finish after staining was about 3 coats of Minwax polyurethane. Matching the stain was a challenge. I had about 4 cans of stains that I was mixing trying to get the right color, then I found out that Benjamin Moore would match it for the price of the stain.

The compactor came with the house. We did not see the point of smashing the trash—it is not like we pay our trash man by volume!

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