Double Tilt-Out Trash & Recycle Bin – DIY

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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

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Build in progress:

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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.

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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 :)

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let me know if you have any questions :) happy DIY’ing!

Lindsey

 

 

One Response to Double Tilt-Out Trash & Recycle Bin – DIY

  1. It looks so nice and it is an easy one. We rely upon junk it( a junk removal company in Toronto)http://www.junkit.ca/how-it-works/ for thrash removal. They accept different types of junk. We used to dump only solid waste, food waste and pet waste. But last week we had a renovation in the master bed room. So some semi-hazardous waste remains and i was in search of a DIY thrash bin. So thanx a ton for sharing this.

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