Recycling and Garbage Cabinet

Submitted by DIYMomof4 on Wed, 01/23/2019 - 15:16

We needed a place for our garbage/recycling bins that would look nice and was inaccessible to our dogs.  I decided to make two drawers for the bins and two drawers for storage.  I found a set of 10 drawer slides on Amazon for around $50.  They are heavy duty and full extension.  I measured our garbage bins and built to size.  The total height of the cabinet is 36" including the countertop.  The cabinet width is 35.5" and the depth is 20".  The butcher block countertop(25" by 48") was purchased from Home Depot for $98.  I only had to do a light sanding, router the edge, and apply a finish.  The cabinet will be located along a wall and have room for a counter height chair.  This will allow my youngest to have a snack while I work in the kitchen.  Although I didn't use a specific plan, I used ideas from several of Ana's designs.  Thank you for the inspiration Ana!        

Estimated Cost
$300, but I have leftover wood and drawer slides
Estimated Time Investment
Weekend Project (10-20 Hours)
Type of Wood
birch, maple, oak, pine
Finish Used
The stain is a mixture of Varathane Traditional Cherry 3X and Minwax English Chestnut.
I used Waterlox sealer/finish VOC compliant on the whole cabinet. For the countertop, I only used the Waterlox. Waterlox is really beautiful, but you will need a respirator mask and plenty of ventilation.
Recommended Skill Level
Intermediate