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Kitchen breakfast bar and garbage receptacle

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Project by Tommy posted 205 days ago 781 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I wanted to add a breakfast bar to our kitchen but had nowhere to place the garbage can. An Internet search eventually led me to the perfect solution. I used the trash receptacle idea from the anawhite site and integrated it into my breakfast bar. I added a cookbook shelf and incorporated shelves on the kitchen side to use wasted space where leg room was not impeded. I also built a hidden shelf (barely seen in the pics but sits just under the counter top) for cell phones, keys and wallets. The top is from Ikea and I cut to fit. The structure and base were all cut from a sheet of MDF and I added bead board for a bit of design.

Dimensions:
Base cabinet: L63” X W24” x H39.5” (leg area 50.5” wide)
Countertop: L64.5” x W25.5” X 41”(height from ground to top of countertop)
Trash opening: 18” x 25.5” door and 12.5” depth (made to fit can)

-- Tommy





6 comments so far

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A.Scott

195 posts in 603 days


#1 posted 205 days ago

looks good, you just introduced me to an idea of where to put my trash can…Thanks!

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Garry

98 posts in 343 days


#2 posted 203 days ago

Nice! I like it.

-- Garry, North Carolina woodworker and engineer - The journey you're preparing for has already begun.

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NorthGaMan

70 posts in 1989 days


#3 posted 201 days ago

Very nice, what was the dimensions of the piece ?

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NorthGaMan

70 posts in 1989 days


#4 posted 201 days ago

Very nice, what was the dimensions of the piece ?

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Tommy

62 posts in 207 days


#5 posted 201 days ago

@NorthGaMan – I will get the dimensions when I get home tonight. I know I used our existing garbage can to gauge my dimensions from and ensure a good fit.

-- Tommy

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Fishinbo

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#6 posted 200 days ago

That’s a great addition to your kitchen, looks good and very functional. Like the bead boards and the top. Great job!

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