Tilt-Out Kitchen Trash Can Cabinet

Submitted by Fritz Lane on Sat, 10/10/2020 - 11:32

Here's my take on Ana's 'Wood Tilt-Out Trash or Recycling Cabinet.' It's made from lumber salvaged from pallets found locally. Two changes made from the original plans:

- Raised panel on the door
- Used two stop blocks inside the cabinet to limit motion on the door (instead of chains)

The only items that were purchased were the trash can, hinges, door pull and Kreg screws.

Links for techniques and finishes used in this project:

Raised panels:

Milk paint finish:

Topcoat on cabinet:

Estimated Cost
Approximately $30
Estimated Time Investment
Week Long Project (20 Hours or More)
Finish Used
For the cabinet, a two-layer milk paint formulation. The red tint was obtained using Sakrete powdered cement color, a product made for adding color to concrete. A link is shown in the Summary section (above).

Topcoat on the cabinet is a mix of spar varnish, paint thinner and boiled linseed oil. A formulation for the finish can be found in a link in the Summary section (above).

Finish on the top was a product called "Maxithane" from Sico. It's a combination of stain and polyurethane. The color is Cedar. I happened to find a can of this product at a dollar store that specializes in closeout deals and haven't seen it in any stores since.
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