Waste Basket w drawer

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Project by tjackele posted 12-10-2010 02:01 AM 1413 views 12 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Our waste basket was old enough to drive, so I made four replacements using the same basic design, but added a drawer at the bottom.

The back is pegboard so air can flow and removeable for easy cleanup.

The pine has character so I did not over sand 240 was good enough.

-- Tim Jackelen

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#1 posted 12-10-2010 02:41 AM

Hahaha i LOVE the use of a desk-looking top for a waste bin ^^

-- Thomas - Pondering the inclusion of woodworking into physics and chemistry classes...

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#2 posted 12-10-2010 06:49 AM

Nice work! And a clever idea to have the bags right under the wastebasket!

Who’da thunk it??!!

-- 73, Bob

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#3 posted 12-10-2010 04:59 PM

Nice job. It turned out great. My wife has been wanting me to make her one of these so that may be one of my next projects. You did a good job and I like the drawer idea so I may just have to steal it from you when I make hers : )

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#4 posted 12-10-2010 05:00 PM

Cool / clever project.

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

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#5 posted 12-11-2010 12:26 AM

That is a great looking trash can and I think I might just copy your design and details with the peg board in the back to let it breath. Great job.

-- Tim - I usally measure twice after I cut......then I know for sure that I cut it short.....

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#6 posted 12-11-2010 06:16 AM

A trash can with a drawer. Brilliant.

-- Life is about choices. You can spend a lot of money on furniture and have really nice furniture; Or you can spend a lot on tools and have even more expensive, crappy furniture. I made my choice.

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#7 posted 12-11-2010 06:52 AM

One thing to keep in mind, I put a bead of silicone in the bottom seam to help keep any liquids away from the drawer area. If someone threw in a half empty pop, or ice it could make a mess in the drawer.

I also forgot to say that I made the drawer bottom from the pegboard although that isn’t really needed IMHO. All this to deal with accidental liquid leaks.

-- Tim Jackelen

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