I like to recycle, however, a 5 gallon bucket with a lid just did not fit in with my kitchen. I wanted something a bit more cool and at least with a little more style! I came up with this idea and used 3/8″ plywood – in fact, the plywood was a bonus! I special-ordered a couple of sheets of walnut plywood for another project and they were sheathed in two pieces of this plywood! How awesome!!
Brad nailer and 3/4″ brad nails
Saw of your choice
Square & Pencil
Paint or Stain
Stencils and acrylic craft paint
Let’s get started!
Cut one piece or the plywood at 7-5/8″ x 11-3/4″ and two pieces at 7-5/8″ x 24″ for the sides. Assemble as shown using glue and 1″ brad nails.
Cut two pieces at12-1/2″ x 24″ for the front and back. Attach to the sides and bottom with glue and 1″ brad nails.
Since the plywood is thin, the screws for the hinges would go right through the wood so add a 2-1/2″ x 11-3/4″ piece to the inside back. Use glue and clamp until dry.
The top is designed in the same manner, with a 2-1/2″ x 12-1/2″ strip on the top. If desired, the strip could be located on the inside of the lid just shorten the piece to accommodate for the sides and glue it on the inside.
Finish as desired and stencil something cool on it!
Until next time,