Upgrade to a Trash Drawer
Installed in an existing cabinet, it's simple and sturdy, and it hides disposables only a slide away.
Synopsis: Cabinetmaker Rex Alexander has discovered that he can spend lots of time fussing over the details to create a beautiful kitchen, but in the end, he gets the most praise for the pullout trash drawers he builds. A trash drawer can be designed as part of a new kitchen, but it’s also an easy upgrade for an existing cabinet space, preferably one near the sink. The materials for this project are easy to find: drawer slides (rated for 100 lb.), birch plywood, medium-density fiberboard (MDF), veneer tape, and some screws.
After I’ve built and installed a custom kitchen, the feature that gets the most praise isn’t the finish, the way I’ve carefully aligned the grain patterns, or the consistent reveals around the doors and drawers. It’s always the pull out trash drawer, and for good reason. Not only does the trash drawer hide refuse and recyclables, but it also…