Last October, flush with my success at building the mini greenhouse, I decided to build my own garbage can enclosure instead of buying a $299.00 plus tax plastic one from a building supply store. I wanted to spend as little as possible to put this project together, and so the scrounging began!
I had three 2x4s on hand and I bought three more. A friend had some leftover fence boards he didn't want and he even cut them down to 3' lengths for me so I could easily transport them and use them. I had 6 - 10' tongue & groove pine boards in my used wood pile and I found a pallet to use as a base.
I Google'd sheds and found a plan for a garbage container and wood shed that looked fairly easy to build. I modified the plan to suit my needs and began cutting the wood. All I have is a circular saw, so that's what I used. Then I built the very basic frame and began attaching the fence boards as siding.
|Catch the fancy angled cuts on the roof rafters! I used a cardboard template for those so I could cut the two pieces with the same angle.|
|I used a pallet as the base.|
ps you could totally use pallet wood for this project and get away with an even LOWER cost!
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and if you need a more detailed plan of how to build something like this, click HERE and you can download a pdf file of a similar plan.
With a small budget, big dreams and a love of a challenge, Anne blogs about renovating and decorating her tiny 1930s bungalow. A self-taught artist and professed power tool lover, she enjoys writing, gardening, photography, nature and diy'ing. And she's never met a dumpster she didn’t want to root through! Come along for the ride!!
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