Mitered Corners & Other Things

Recently a certain adorable boy that I know decided to institute a “lifestyle change” in this house. I’m obviously in the middle of several of those right now (more on that later) but this particular change was manifesting itself in such a way as to clutter my postage-stamp sized kitchen.

And you know what clutter means for me…..

PROJECT!

Three guesses as to what this is going to be?

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Despite evidence to the contrary, no,  I am not engineering torture devices in my basement…

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However, for this particular project I did choose to miter the corners of the frame, which is rather like a torture device for my patience. I like working with wood, but my joinery skills are in serious need of some practice.

So in this case, I smeared a little Gorilla Glue on the corners, clamped them down…

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… and stuck a screw through it. Not as classy as dovetails, but hey, I put a wood plug in and that should count for something.

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And the top of the frame (about one-tenth of this project) is complete.

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And what the heck is it, you ask?

Why, the beginnings of my new recycling cabinet… thank you very much!

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So far it’s only cost $25 for the wood and the cans. I’m hoping to keep it under $35 total.

Hopefully this will help stem the overpopulation of paper bags filled with bottles and cans that appear to be breeding in my breakfast nook!

9 Responses

  1. Aimee, I’ll be glad to give you the measurements when it’s all done. The whole thing is about 16×20… and 19 or 20″ tall. I think it will tuck nicely into a corner when I’m done with it.

  2. Another brilliant idea. I think I may take this route in the future. Right after I train my roommate to actually WASH out the item before tossing it into the recycling.

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