DIY Pull Out Kitchen Cabinet Trash Can Loop

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Do you hate having a trash can out in the open in your kitchen? We did too! So instead I decided to convert a kitchen base cabinet into a pull out trash can drawer. The whole project is made for just a little plywood, some full extension drawer slides and some pieces of hardwood trim. Check out the whole build video below for the details!
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Here is where we started. A regular swing open base cabinet. And we converted it to trash can heaven!
I started out by removing the door from the cabinet. The trash cans were already hanging out in this cabinet but were so hard to access.
I installed some cleats in the base cabinet to attach the extension slides. You can see all the details on how I made and installed them in the video above.
To hold the trash cans I build a simple drawer with a bottom.
To hold the cans in place I put a face frame on the
To move the handle from the side to the top I drilled out and plugged the holes with cherry plugs.
The plugs will darken over time, but I flipped the door so you can't even notice them.
What an amazing kitchen transformation! If you want to see more head over to the blog post via the link below!
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  • Kathy Kathy on May 29, 2017

    It looks fantastic!

    Can I hire you to build me one? We have a compactor that keeps breaking down.

    This would be a perfect solution! Get rid of the compactor and add this.

    You're really good at what you do!


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  • Stephanie Rountree Stephanie Rountree on Apr 22, 2017

    Impressive video! You're in my neck of the woods - might need to call upon you one of these days.

  • Judy Judy on May 24, 2017

    If you have all the equipment and tools anyone can do it it would cost me a fortune just cut the wood have a kitchen cabinet guys come in and do it for me thanks anyway