|Project by Ryan Shervill||posted 05-06-2010 07:19 PM||2340 views||3 times favorited||19 comments|
When I read the challenge09 contest description and saw the part about reducing your footprint for earth day, I knew I had the perfect project at the end of the driveway. I recently completed a project with TREX composite and had some left over. Now TREX is pretty green in itself as it uses all recycled plastic and wood material to make up the decking, but there is one problem: What do you do with the left overs? It cant be re-recycled, can’t be burned…..it would normally just go to landfill. Same goes for the leftover vinyl siding from building my new shop: No “green” way to get rid of it.
So I got thinking….rather than put my scraps IN the garbage, why not build something to put the garbage in? :-D
I came up with this garbage box and built it in a day. Seeing as it is 100% trex and siding, I never have to worry about this one rotting, and it should last pretty much forever. Most importantly, it keep the material from going to landfill.
Oh yeah, and the gorilla glue conection? GG is the only adhesive I have found that will actually glue pieces of TREX together, so that’s what I used.
Thanks for looking!
-- Want to see me completely transform a house? Look here: http://forum.canadianwoodworking.com/showthread.php?41055