Nobody wants to stare at a trash can, especially if it is filled with your stinky unwanted materials. This had lead to a standard of concealing garbage cans within kitchen cabinetry. If you do not have the luxury of a pull out garbage can, then this is the do it yourself project for YOU!
Here is what you will need:
- A trash can
- Full extension drawer sliders
- A 6 inch piece of plywood
- A saw (if not pre-cut)
- Power drill (optional)
- Wood glue
- Tape measurer
- A level
The most essential step is removing everything from the cabinet, including shelves. After, you will begin to create a wood box within the cabinet that will eventually house the trash can. Making the ‘box’ can be rather tricky and a simple misstep could throw off the entire operation. Take a look at this video below that will give a more detailed explanation of how to make the first step in making your pull out garbage can.
Now that you have made the box, you will need to attach the drawer sliders to the exterior of it. These sliders are a ‘no-brainer’ to put on and should come with a some simple instructions. The sliders will need to be screwed in and this step will be expedited with the use of a power drill.
Since you have attached the first set of sliders to the box, now you can attach the other set of sliders inside the cabinet. It is vital to the success of your diy project that these sliders are level and also match up perfectly with the other set of sliders. Remember to measure twice and drill once.
This is the final step and you are almost ready to use your pull out trash can. Basically, you will have to test and make certain everything is in working order. Some people may prefer to keep the door off. However it is much more ascetically pleasuring if you reattach the door. Having a pull out garbage can is great and you will want to put one of these in every room of your home.
Our instructions are pretty brief and if you are not an experienced do-it-yourselfer, you may need to more detailed instructions. However it is EASY and not every pull out garbage can has to be exactly the same. Find what works for your specific space and go with it. Now let’s find a way to make a pull out dumpster!