When we built our small mudroom and pantry addition, I new I needed a tilt out trash bin, nothing on the market fit the space the way I wanted. So I of course went to Ana-White.com and found a plan that I liked. I needed to hack it a bit to fit my space perfectly. But her wood tilt out trash can or recycling cabinet plans were perfect! (at this point, I’ve built about 5 Ana-White projects tehehehe).
I didn’t want to have 2 separate cabinets so I simply doubled the plans and joined it in the center. I also added ball chains to the cabinet fronts to hold the doors open, but not let them fall down.
Here’s a picture of the door tilted out and with ball chain to hold door fronts from falling over
Build in progress:
The door fronts took 2 attempts! the first attempted I used salvaged wood and learned that it was a really bad idea! within a week, they started warping out and curving back. I found the final doors at the Re-Store in Seattle Washington for a a whopping $4, cut them to size and installed! always love using salvage supplies whenever possible.
These were the first doors, some old fir from our home we found during remodel. I recommend NOT doing doors that tilt out with wood that is horizontal, these things bowed out within a week and I had to replace them.
And the final version here with the new doors that I found salvage and just had to trim up a bit! these have worked way better 🙂
let me know if you have any questions 🙂 happy DIY’ing!