Hickory tilt out trash bin

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Project by GSwoodworker posted 10-29-2011 02:35 AM 7581 views 6 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was my first time working with hickory. It is one of my favorite woods to look at but this stuff is hard and easy to split. I broke off a few screws assembling this project. I learned to pre drill every pilot hole a little larger than I do in other woods and always wax that screw before driving it in. I made the back removable because I have 2 boys and I know they will miss the trash can and spill food inside and this will make for easy clean up. The back panel is tounge and groove with some horizontal braces as you can see in pictures 4 and 5. The finish is stained with 3 coats on poly. This was a long over due project for the kitchen and the wife was smiling from ear to ear.

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#1 posted 10-29-2011 10:55 AM

I like it. Did you have a plan for it? My neighbor has been wanting one kinda like that.

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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#2 posted 10-29-2011 12:53 PM

It’s a really nice design for a trash can ‘cover up’ and you did a great job on it.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#3 posted 11-03-2011 01:52 PM

Nice trash container. Very practical!!............Jim
I made my wife an onion and potato cabinet for the kithchen and she loved it!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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