How to Build an Outdoor Garbage Box; a do it yourself guide for building a garbage box storage unit. Free up room in your garage and sheds with this easy to follow garbage storage plan.
Just want to throw together a post on the outdoor garbage box storage unit that my husband through together for us last weekend. It is super easy to follow and only took a few hours to make.
We love having this DIY outdoor garbage box because it frees up so much space in our garage! We use to store all our garbage bags in the garage before we put together this box. This box allows us to put the garbage out at the road side without worrying about animals getting into it! #CountryLivingProblems
The best part about this wood garbage box is that the garbage men know to go right into it to get out the garbage bags! Which is actually so nice of them.. one less thing we have to do on garbage day!
This garbage box holds up to 3 garbage bags at a time.. or two plus a recycling bin.
So without further ranting about how amazing this wood box is and why you should build on.. ill get right into it for you!
How To Build an Outdoor Garbage Box
Gather Your Supplies
For this garbage storage bin you will need the following material...
- Pine 1 x 6 boards
- Pine 2 x 6 boards
- Galvanized Nails
- Nail Gun
- Two T Hinges
- ¾ inch Plywood (for lid)
- Chop saw & Table saw
- Staining Materials: Minwax stain, glove, old sock
Build The Garbage Box Frame
The frame of this garbage bin is made of 2x6 boards. Can be pine or spruce. The box is 32 inches wide, 4 feet long. The back is 42 inches high and the front is 32 inches high.
The frame is built using Galvanized Nails and a nail gun. He cut the frame boards using a table saw.
Once the frame is complete.. measure, cut, and nail your 1x6 pine boards.
Measure, Cut the Lid and Add Hinges
The lid is made of ¾ inch plywood. You will need to cut two pieces. One of the trim at the top (where the hinge will attach) and one for the main lid. The main lid will be 30 inches by 4 feet.
Attach the hinges with screws or nails of choice.
He then added some trim to the edges using a 1x6 that he cut in half. You can totally buy wood pieces that are 1x3 but we didn't know we were going to have this trim until the end of the project and didn't want to make an extra trip to the store!
Stain The Box
Staining the box is optional. I liked the look of the stain better. It makes it look even more finished.
I used special walnut #224 by Minwax. I love how it turned out! I used an old sock to rub the stain onto the wood. I also wore a glove because I didn't want the stain getting on my hands. I have to be careful now with my DIYs for my baby girl!
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Until next time,
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