Kitchen breakfast bar with built in trash receptacle

Submitted by tommybo76 on Wed, 01/08/2014 - 17:49

I wanted to add a breakfast bar to our kitchen but had nowhere to place the garbage can. An Internet search eventually led me to Ana's site and the perfect solution. I used the trash receptacle idea and integrated it into my breakfast bar. I added a cookbook shelf and incorporated shelves on the other side to use wasted space where leg room was not impeded. I also built a hidden shelf for cell phones, keys and wallets. The top is from Ikea and I cut to fit. The structure and base was all cut from a sheet of MDF and I added bead board for a bit of design. This site is fantastic! I've built modified versions of plans from this site including the shed, tv stand with side DVD shelves, mud room lockers, and have plans for more projects. I will post these projects soon. Thanks Ana!

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Week Long Project (20 Hours or More)
Finish Used
White paint
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Wed, 01/08/2014 - 20:27

The trash can space was originally going to be an area to store wine...thanks to my wife's suggestion I had to think of a way to store the trash can. That led me to this site and I've now been inspired to do several other projects based on plans found here. This site is terrific and inspirational!!