Tilt out trash can

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Project by Curtis Laughman posted 07-01-2013 10:10 PM 3828 views 7 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this to replace the ugly plastic trash can that we were using. It’s made of red oak. The door tilts out with the trash can on a set of hinges

-- Curtis, bermudian springs

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#1 posted 07-01-2013 10:21 PM

What a great idea… hides the trash can and look good…well done.

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#2 posted 07-01-2013 10:58 PM

I bet it really looks good standing upright. :-)

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#3 posted 07-03-2013 08:37 PM

This is one of the great looking trash bin I have ever seen. Love the tilting design, very easy to get and place the garbage. Great work!

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#4 posted 07-08-2013 04:07 PM

That looks great. Are there any build specs available?

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#5 posted 01-21-2014 05:24 PM

Very nice, what are your overall dimensions for this project. My wife has been on me about building one. I would like to have it constructed for her birthday in March.

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#6 posted 01-24-2014 01:06 AM

I’m at college right now and I don’t quite remember the dimensions off the top of my head, but I know that it fits about 1 inch below the counter top and is as wide as the depth of our cabinets. You could make one to any dimensions as long as you can find a plastic bin to fit and that has enough room to clear the face frame when it tilts out. Hope that helps!

-- Curtis, bermudian springs

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