Trashcan makeover II

Yes this is another trashcan rebuild. Yes I gave the post title movie sequel-style roman numbering in the hopes of building a bit more excitement (and to set the precedent so that "Trashcan makeover XXIV" beomes a possibility sometime in the distant future).


Here's what I started with this time. Not as sleek as the previous metal design.



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In fact, this trashcan might not have ever needed a makeover if the plastic "wood" used had been a more natural color.


That burgundy Puce? Mulberry? (here's a great website that will name colors for you) color though just doesn't work for me -- a feeling echoed strongly by my client.

The difficulty this time is that those plastic members are structural:


They hold the whole thing together, giving the can its shape.



That means that I had to use a different material and design, but the end result is visually almost identical to the previous one:


You can see that the cedar slats are still the structural components:


I've got a pile of plastic "wood" pieces now that I need to use somehow...


Still thinking about that one.

I'm keeping this post short because today is a holiday in the US, and who is going to be reading about trashcan revitalizations anyway?


These trashcan designs have given me an idea of how I can include something like this in my own garden without having to install a pointless trash receptacle. Stay tuned.

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Rock rose  – (September 7, 2015 at 10:50 AM)  

I am! That is impressive. You take your trash seriously.

Maywyn Studio  – (September 7, 2015 at 11:18 AM)  

Low bench to keep potted plants off the ground level

outlawgardener  – (September 7, 2015 at 2:02 PM)  

Another stellar makeover! The plastic slats could be used arranged vertically at various heights in a bed a la the Chihuly glass garden. Or a large outdoor pot could hold them along with some large painted (yellow, blue?) bamboo poles.

Charlie@Seattle Trekker  – (September 7, 2015 at 9:50 PM)  

I love the color, it should help those who have had difficulty finding the trash can in the past.

Alan  – (September 8, 2015 at 7:31 AM)  

Jenny: glad you are (were)! I like outdoor things to look like they belong there.

Maywyn: not a bad idea...

Peter: I somehow think Chihuly would have been less successful if his medium had been plastic instead of glass, but I get your idea. Easy enough to try out too!

Charlie: thanks!

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