Commisions #10: pull out trash box #5

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Blog entry by teenagewoodworker posted 08-21-2008 04:02 AM 1144 reads 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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well here is the second to last entry in my pull out trash box series. this will cover the rest of the construction and the next entry will cover the finished project. so lets jump right in. i left off with the rest of the thing prefinished and showing the drawer in it. just milled up the drawer front. and finished and attached it. simple enough. the drawer bottom isn’t in yet and you might notice that the color is a bit different. thats because the gel poly isn’t on yet.

then i worked on the pull out thing for the trash can. glued together the rail and stile door with the panel prefinished. the picture though is of the dry fit. forgot to take a picture of the actual glue up.

then it was time to attach the bottom for the trash barrel to sit on. thought long and hard about how to do this. i chose a reverse dovetail to stick up to the downward pressure and i will add corner blocks later to help with shear strength. first i milled the pins into the board that the trash barrel will sit on. used my dovetail jig to make sure that the pins were straight square and everything. also had to repair a little chip out.

next i needed to cut the TAILS half blind into the door. first i marked it. freehanded it with a router to about 1/16” – 1/32” away from the line. then i used a few reference guided to make sure that everything would come out square and even and all that good stuff.

the i finished the rail and stile portion of the door. it was challenging but not really hard. i got the color pretty close

last i glued the bottom onto the door. haven’t added the corner blocks yet. going to install them on delivery day to make sure that they are not in the barrels way.

so thanks everyone for bearing with me. this was a little on the long side so i figured that i would get it out now before more things piled up. so thanks for your time, any comments, questions, advice, or whatever you want to say will be greatly appreciated. have a nice day!

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#1 posted 08-21-2008 04:15 AM


Very Nice Work!! Your abilities grow with each project.


-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#2 posted 08-21-2008 04:18 AM

Nice work – it’s coming along pretty well, looking better and better with each post! nice color !

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#3 posted 08-21-2008 05:08 AM

Very nice, it is looking great.

-- Glenn, New Mexico

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#4 posted 08-21-2008 05:52 AM

Very nice! School slowing you down? Did you glue the drawer up already? Are you gona make the pull handles for the drawers? You will need some large corner blocks to hold up the weight want you?

-- ~jtd

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Callum Kendall

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#5 posted 08-21-2008 10:46 AM

Great job!

Thanks for the post


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#6 posted 08-21-2008 01:28 PM

wow! that’s looking really good.

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Bill Akins

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#7 posted 08-21-2008 01:42 PM

Looks great, I think it’s going to be too pretty to put trash in.

-- Bill from Lithia Springs, GA I love the smell of sawdust in the morning.

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#8 posted 08-21-2008 02:34 PM

Nice work. I hope the recipient will be pleased with the results. I know I would be.

-- You're a unique and special person, just like everyone else.

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#9 posted 08-21-2008 02:38 PM

Coming along great. Thanks for the update.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#10 posted 08-21-2008 03:58 PM

jtdyal, school hasn’t started yet thanks goodness but summer reading is slowing me down (most pointless thing ever, they just want to make us miserable). the drawers glued up. i have handles just haven’t put them on yet because there is some more finishing to do. and i think the dovetails along with the corner blocks and the glue holding the dovetails it should be pretty hard to loosen this up.

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#11 posted 08-21-2008 09:13 PM

Hi Dennis;

You are a natural!

Keep up the good work.


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#12 posted 08-21-2008 09:40 PM

you truly are amazing! Fantastic job

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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