Basketball Hoop Trash Can

Submitted by Ana White on Thu, 10/25/2018 - 19:04
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Beginner
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Make cleaning fun with this basketball hoop trash can!  Free plans by ANA-WHITE.com

Are you looking for a great gift for a basketball or sports enthusiast?  But want something unique, inexpensive AND handcrafted?  

This basketball hoop wastebasket might just be a slam dunk!  It's just a few boards - scraps you probably have on hand, so won't cost a much - but unique and fun and useful!

It's built using a standard five gallon waste basket that you can buy for about eight dollars.

This project is part of Jaime Costiglio and I's annual Handbuilt Holiday series

Where we give you a new, free gift plan in the Fridays leading up to Christmas.  It's the season of giving and building!

To see lots more photos and Jaime's build post tutorial click here.

And then grab the free plans below! Enjoy!

#AnaWhite

 

 

CLICK HERE FOR JAIME'S BUILD POST WITH MORE PHOTOS AND TIPS

 

 

 

 

Dimensions
Sized for 5 gallon trash can

Preparation

Shopping List

1 - 3/4" thick plywood or project panel @ 13" x 15-1/2"

1 - 2x4 @ 23-1/4"

1 - 1x10 @ 15-1/2" OR 1- 3/4" plywood @ 9-1/4" x 15-1/2"

Common Materials
2 inch screws
Cut List

1 - 3/4" thick plywood or project panel @ 13" x 15-1/2"

1 - 2x4 @ 23-1/4"

1 - 1x10 @ 15-1/2" OR 1- 3/4" plywood @ 9-1/4" x 15-1/2"

Tools
Tape Measure
Pencil
Safety Glasses
Hearing Protection
Drill
Circular Saw
Jigsaw
Power Sander

Instructions

Step 1

Cut the bottom project panel or plywood piece with a jigsaw into the arched shape.

Step 2

Attach the 2x4 to the base with 2" screws (can use longer screws, just opted for the 2-1/4" to match the screws needed in next step)

Step 3

Attach the backboard to the 2x4 with 2" screws and glue.

 

NOTE: If the base board doesn't sit flat on your floors, you can use felt pads underneath to slightly elevate and soften how it sits on the floor.

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