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Project by Chris Davis posted 04-13-2010 02:05 PM 2002 views 7 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a project that was completed in March 2010. It is a recycle bin. We saw one while on vacation and a friend really wanted one. These are friends that are very generous to our family and I wanted to return the generosity by building one.

I snapped some photo’s of the original (see below) and starting building when I got back from vacation. The construction was really neat and different. I would assume that it would be framed up and then covered with the plywood. This was built like using 2×4’s to reinforce the plywood skin, then those are fasten together. The way I figured and cut it out required only one sheet of plywood.

The original didn’t have a finish on it. My version I added a clear coat so that the wood wouldn’t absorbe things spilled on it.

The plates I had custom made at a local sign shop.

Materials Used: 2×4’s, Fir 3/8” plywood, 1×4 pine, 4 trash cans

Color: Natural Clear Coat

Finsh: Pre-Catalyzed Lacquer

Original Pics
Original Recycle bin.
Corner Constructionhttp://wwbeds.com/2010pic/March2010/IMAG0249.jpg.

Here is the only raw video of the build. I fogot to push record on the main part of the build:
Recycle Bin

For more building pictures see my Current Projects link at wwbeds.com or poggyskids.com. See what we are doing live:
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-- Watch live video from our shop. http://wwbeds.com/live.htm





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mancave

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#1 posted 04-13-2010 02:28 PM

good idea, but using recycled lumber would make it perfect

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Chris Davis

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#2 posted 04-13-2010 02:33 PM

Okay I’m semi-green.

-- Watch live video from our shop. http://wwbeds.com/live.htm

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michelletwo

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#3 posted 04-13-2010 03:11 PM

nice gift for your friends. Bet they appreciate it

-- We call the destruction of replaceable human made items vandalism, while the destruction of irreplaceable natural resources is called development.

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#4 posted 04-13-2010 04:13 PM

Great idea. Very nice.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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WistysWoodWorkingWonders

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#5 posted 04-14-2010 04:16 AM

Chris,

Very nice project idea and great results… but I gotta say that I am not a big fan of videos inserted that play automatically… just some food for thought… I may not be the only one out there… it would be nice if the viewer had the option to play them…

Wisty

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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RexMcKinnon

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#6 posted 04-15-2010 04:54 PM

Cool, I think one of the keys to get people to recycle is to make it easy.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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Dennisgrosen

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#7 posted 04-21-2010 11:38 PM

realy a great project and idea
I had something simular in my head but it has to be a lot bigger
becourse we use big plasticbag in our community to the recyclethings
but I like the design of it so offeciel consitter this idea as borrowed
and added with lids over the holes

Dennis

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