|Project by USCJeff||posted 04-12-2008 06:17 AM||1227 views||0 times favorited||15 comments|
There’s a bit of a back story to why we needed a new trash can for our guest bath. Let’s just say that after my family all got a stomach bug, we just decided it would be easier to toss it out.
Anyways, I thought I take a shot at a wooden trash can versus the plastic ones everywhere else in the house. I made it until I was about to install a bottom on the can when I had the idea to leave it open on bottom. This allowed for me to build a smaller hardboard (sprayed dark brown) can to fit within the nicer exterior oak. The oak exterior lifts right off when it’s time to change the bag. If the hardboard gets “funky” after time, no problem. Just need to replace the cheap easy component. We’re pretty high class as you can tell by the Walmart “trash bag”. :)
~All four sides are frame and panels. I cut the angles on the center pieces at the table saw and used a cove bit to add a little more to the shoulder. The frame is mitered and since it was not going to show, I shot some brads for backup.
~The open lid is a mitered frame that is chamfered on each side.
~Used 2 coats off thinned Dark Walnut Stain on the White Oak. Followed by several coats of wipe on poly with the final being an aeresol spray.
-- Jeff, South Carolina