Pallet Wood Wastebasket Cabinet 2 *Free plans*

hey everybody welcome to the red barn it's time to finish this project somehow halfway through the project I quit doing live commentary and so now we're doing voiceover work I'm just cleaning up the glue squeeze out with my chisel and making sure that surface is nice and smooth so I can do the following operations here so I'm cutting these boards to their final width making sure I got the bow side down just so I don't mess up the squareness of the cuts of blade and now the final length is being cut using my chop saw I don't have a sliding miter saw so I got a cut one side flip it over cut the other side flush I could also use a cross cut on my table saw but I don't have a crosscut sled yet and I wanted to make sure these were as square as I could get them so I'll use the chop saw now time for the joinery I chose pocket holes for this project because they're easy it's very clean I was able to position them so they won't be seen you know by anybody using the product and they're strong this cabinet isn't going to be holding a lot of weight just the weight of the trash can and with the household trash inside it so sometimes you just build something the way it needs to be built and you don't need to over build things because that can end up costing a lot more time and money kind of sounded like I was apologizing for pocket holes there but really there are very legitimate way of building cabinets this is just me sanding I sped it up really fast because nobody really needs to watch me sand there's no technique there and I'm beginning some of the assembly so I've attached I'm attaching the side to the top I've got it upside down right now I didn't use all the holes I think maybe I use three three or four screws per side no I did use all of them never mind I just I guess I probably did all the holes to try to keep it from racking because that's probably the only concern here but as you'll see later on in the video I added a piece to the back to prevent it from racking and so it is super strong now okay now I'm attaching the cross piece at the bottom and I'm attaching the bottom using those pocket holes I'm attaching it to the sides into the backside of bottom cross brace that way it'll be nice and flush now I'm building the face frame or not the face frame I'm sorry the door frame for the door that tilts out once again using pocket holes they make it nice and simple very easy to make your measurements and your cuts because you don't have to worry about Tenon's or anything I really liked how this one turned out because as you'll see once I drive in these screws on this side you'll see that the whole frame pretty much turns out perfectly lined up which doesn't always happen but it's one of the benefits of milling your own stock Here I am just doing a quick little test-fit you need to rest a style and here's the back piece that I mentioned I just made it out of quarter-inch plywood and I'm attaching it with some Brad's it'll help keep it square keep it from racking but it also adds a tremendous amount of strength to the cabinet just by having the back on there breaking off the edges there with some sandpaper okay so I'm using a rabbeting bit i'm rabbiting a three-inch a 3/8 inch rabbet all the way around the inside of the doorframe to accept the beaded panel that I'm going to inset into this door frame the wood was pretty dry and it's pretty soft so it was trying to splinter on me but I was able to catch it before I did any real damage and now I'm just using a chisel to square up the corners another option is to cut just clip the corners of the panel that you want to inset in there which is just as easily done Oh Here I am cutting the panel that will go inside it's it's a beaded panel this gives it a little bit more interest first with the width final width here and then make a quick adjustment with my fence and final height no glue I just use Brad nails to attach the panel inside the frame here I'm fitting the trash can to the tray that will hold it in place inside the cabinet I used solid wood panels on this and you can see I'm scribing a line so I I drew the outline of the trash can onto the board and then I'm scribing another line about a half inch I'm on the inside just so the lip of the trash can will will sit on the panel Here I am cutting it out with my jigsaw I use solid wood boards for this and I've learned that that's probably not the best application I have since used strips of plywood and hard wood to make a frame that goes around the lip instead of trying to make it out of a single solid piece and that has worked out a lot better the fit is tight so I need to do some adjustment so I do that at my oscillating spindle sander all right these are going to end up being the supports for that tray they'll be attached to the door and they'll help support the tray and the trashcan as it tilts out I've got my measurements off my sheet there and then I lay it out I'm going to use the same board to make two of them and this is kind of my jig sled it's a sled that I use whenever I need to cut angles and all I do it's just a piece of plywood attached to a hardwood strip that runs inside the runner there and then all I do is line up the line to the underside of the skid sled like that clamp the piece down to the sled now I'll flip it over and I just use some scraps some straight scraps to make up fence that that piece will ride on and that's my jig and then when I am done with it I can just pull those scraps off and reuse the jig for a different angle cut just trimming that one up using a pencil as a shim here's the Assembly of the tray portion i've got pocket holes in the tray so that goes into the doorframe and i also secured it with some Brad's then I add the supports and the supports also have pocket holes that will go attached to the you see that split there that was what I was talking about so the supports attach to the tray frame and to the door and then I'll support all the way to the trashcan I didn't follow my Sketchup plan exactly and so I ran into a small issue where the door was opening and not stopping itself so in an attempt to help it so it would have a stop I added that piece of wood to the back and Here I am applying some wood filler to the holes just to make it look nicer and I attached a cleat into the underside of the top as well to catch that hook that I attached to the back of the tray so that will keep the door from falling out of the cabinet when you use it Here I am lining up attaching the hinges and I'm fighting Center on the top rail of the door so I can drill a hole and attach the handle thanks for sticking with me this far I've got a summary of the build coming up I appreciate everyone watching so there you have it it's pretty straightforward as far as building the cabinet goes the hardest part obviously was trying to figure out exactly how to adjust the opening so the back of the cabinet or the back of the wastebasket tray or whatever you want to call it it's this stop that I have installed under the lip here just right once I figured that out you know everything else went together pretty well now this is going to remain unfinished because my customer wants to finish it herself but I made it out of solid wood because she wanted to put a stain on it and so this would look nice with a stain it'll also look nice painted but I would suggest if you paint go ahead and use something like plywood I hope you enjoyed this video I hope it was useful to you in some way please hit that like button and go ahead and subscribe for future episodes of this show and I'll see you soon

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