trash can

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Project by uutank posted 09-29-2010 08:18 PM 1891 views 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi everyone, This was a fun project. My wife’s boss wanted a custom made trash can to go in his office. He was very specif about the size and the color had to match (or at least blend in) his current furniture.
After doing some research on the net I stumbled across who I thought had some great ideas that I could use and while mine isn’t as nice as his I think I at least did his design a modest amount of justice. The main body is quarter saw white oak while the top is African mahogany. I stained it with a red mahogany and several top coats of poly. Also I’m pleased to introduce my new project model .She is a great Dane puppy ( currently 10 months old)
and her name is Snow. She tends to want to be involved in every aspect of my work and thus been able to impart a subtle impact to my work. She currently specializes in stealing scraps of wood off my shop floor and redistributing them through out the yard.

forgive the quality of the pictures.They were nearly 4 1/2 megs each and i had to compress them to fit on this page. Plus I stink at taking good pictures.
Thanks for looking.

-- Ray,VA

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#1 posted 09-29-2010 08:34 PM

I have a trash can just like that except mine is a Rottweiler. He also doubles as a garbage disposal. Additionally, he keeps my wife’s flowers and bushes either yellow or dead on the bottom. Less trimming for me.

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#2 posted 09-29-2010 09:51 PM

if you hadn´t named the dog I wuold have asked witch one in the first picture…LOL

niiice office bin and a beautyfull Grand Danois
and I don´t think its a bad idea she got there
iether you will have some interressting spalted wood after a year or so
or some possibillitys in new rugh finish after she had cheewed on them for a while

thank´s for sharing

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#3 posted 09-29-2010 10:15 PM

nice bin

-- Life is enjoyable especially when you borrow from people

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#4 posted 09-29-2010 10:16 PM

Cool can, shame it will be used for garbage. Put a lid on it and it could store toys in a foyer or something.

-- GX

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#5 posted 09-29-2010 10:43 PM

Beautiful Work, I really like the design and proportions.

Snow is gorgeous, too!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#6 posted 09-30-2010 05:27 AM


-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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#7 posted 10-01-2010 09:58 PM

Nice, I like how the top trim hides the garbage bag ends.

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

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#8 posted 10-03-2010 02:44 PM

Admittedly, I clicked into your project for the dog. The trash can is a great idea – especially the trim that holds down the bag neatly.

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