DIY Cabinet Door Mounted Garbage Can
I’m kicking off our huge Master Bathroom Remodel with this quick and easy bathroom organization upgrade.
I decided to hide our bathroom garbage out of sight by building a DIY Cabinet Door Mounted Garbage Can.
Over the next few months, I’ll be sharing a lot of DIY projects and makeover updates for our Master Bathroom.
Here’s a quick look at that garbage can in our vanity.
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I have to say, I thought about completely removing these 20-year old vanities, they were in such a rough state.
But they are 3/4″ custom built ins. So, I decided to save them. And I’m so glad I did.
This cabinet door garbage can, new handles and paint, and new stained plywood liners have completely restored this vanity into better than new condition, guys.
Now, let me show you how to build a easy DIY Cabinet Door Mounted Garbage Can!
DIY Cabinet Door Mounted Garbage Can Build Video
Be sure to watch this video to see me actually build this DIY Cabinet Door Mounted Garbage Can and my tips for making your own.
DIY Cabinet Door Mounted Garbage Can – Materials Needed
- Power Drill, Drill Bits and Screws
- Angle Brackets
- Wood Glue
- Brad Nailer and Nails
- Circular Saw
- Miter Saw, optional
- Sander and Sandpaper
- Optional: Straight-Edge Cutting Guide
DIY Cabinet Door Mounted Garbage Can – Build Tips
Not all cabinet doors are made the same. Some are made of particle board and other easily damaged material. Those might not be able to handle this project.
Also, some cabinet doors might have 1/4″ panels in the middle. Make sure to screw this garbage can into thicker parts of the door. You should also watch out for doors with weak hinges. This garbage can only ways a pound or two, but a weak hinge or weak particle board might not be able to handle that.
Lastly, make sure that the dimensions for your garbage can will work with your cabinets. Having a can sticking 4 or 5″ out from the door will make it impossible to close the door, if it’s attached close to the edge of the cabinet door.
So, grab some scrap wood and test where you’ll have to attach the can to still allow the door to close. You can use that test to decide how big you’ll want your can.
DIY Cabinet Door Mounted Garbage Can – Steps
Use the build tips above to decide what size you want your garbage can to be. You can go with my 1/2″ plywood and 1/2″ x 3/4″ moulding design or go with your own design. Cut your wood to size. You’ll need 2 sides, 1 bottom, and a face or front piece.
Sand the pieces smooth. Dust off. Then glue and brad nail the pieces together. Wipe away glue then use wood filler, as needed. Let that dry.
Sand the garbage can again. I sand to 120 or 150, when painting, and 220 when staining. Wipe away all dust with a slightly damp cloth. Then apply your finish. Let dry.
Now, you’re ready to attach your angle brackets. Pick the right size for your door. I used 1 on each side and the bottom.
Attach the can to your door by pre-drilling the screw holes. Make sure you use screws that aren’t too long for your door. Pop in a little garbage bag and enjoy never having to see that garbage can again. 🙂
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UPDATE: The Master Bathroom is finished. Check out the finished Bathroom or any of these DIY projects from the remodel.
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