Building a maple recycling center

July 19, 2009

Since space is always at a premium, especially in my kitchen, its important to use every inch as best as possible. Instead of having two separate trash bins it made more sense to combine them into one piece of furniture and gain table top space. So I searched the internet to find something that would fit but unfortunately nothing came up. So it was off to the shop to solve the problem.

With the help of my roommate, we built this trash and recycling center out of maple plywood using simple dowel joinery. We finished it in a cabernet color and added some simple hardware like magnetic latches and handles from our local hardware store. All in all the project only took a few hours total and solved a big problem.

Categories: Home, Woodworking

One Comment

  1. Moira says:

    This is quite beautiful! Nice work solving the storage/camouflage issue AND creating counter top space!! you have inspired me! Thanks for posting.

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