A SHELF FROM a STAINLESS STEEL BIN

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Introduction: A SHELF FROM a STAINLESS STEEL BIN

I got the idea of making this shelf from a bin after I started to take a broken step bin apart and saw the potential it had and decided to reuse other materials I had.

Supplies:

Tools:

Hand drill, Impact driver, Level, Jigsaw, Tape measure, Sandpaper, Pliers, Clamp, File and an Angle grinder.

Materials:

Steel Tube from the bin (plastic tube can do the same job), 18mm plywood, Screws and Washers.

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Step 1: Taking the Bin Apart and Cutting

After taking the bin apart, mark the centre of the side of the bin so you can cut it in half to get 2 equal tubes (remember to use your PPE gear). Carefully cut along the line with the angle grinder. Once done use a file to get rid of the sharp edges.

Step 2: Shelf for the Steel Tube

For the shelf itself, I used 18mm ply that I had laying around that I sanded to get rid of the dirt and roughness. I cut out a rectangle to fit into the diameter of the bin. Then cut out a semi-circle at the same radius as the bin. Screw the 2 pieces together once done. Make sure you check that it fits in tube nicely and adjust it if needed.

Step 3: Finishing Off

Slide the ply piece into the tube and use masking tape and clamps to hold it in place. Drill holes for the screws and use a washer to stop the screw from sinking into the tube. Use a powered driver to screw it together. I used 3 screws on each side and 1 at the top.

Step 4: Attaching to the Wall

Decide on the positions of the 3 screws in the plywood and drill them. Then use the py wood as a template to drill the holes in the wall and screw the shelves to the wall.

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