How to Create a Pop-Up Trash Can From a Laundry Hamper

How to Create a Pop-Up Trash Can From a Laundry Hamper

Are you planning to have a large gathering at your home but need more trash cans? Easily make a makeshift trash can out of a laundry hamper!

To do this, get a collapsable laundry hamper — in this case, I used one that’s about 18 inches wide and 30 inches tall.

Then simply take your trash bag and put it in the collapsable laundry hamper – at the end of the day take the bag out, dispose of the trash and collapse the laundry hamper to store!

Watch the video above for more information!


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How to Create a Pop-Up Trash Can for Parties

How to Create a Pop-Up Trash Can for Parties

Are you planning to have a large gathering at your home but need more trash cans? Easily make a makeshift trash can out of a laundry hamper!

To do this, get a collapsable laundry hamper — in this case, I used one that’s about 18 inches wide and 30 inches tall.

Then simply take your trash bag and put it in the collapsable laundry hamper – at the end of the day take the bag out, dispose of the trash and collapse the laundry hamper to store!

Watch the video above for more information!


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DIY Center Finder for Woodworking Projects

DIY Center Finder for Woodworking Projects

There’s a quick and easy way to find the center of a board — and you don’t need your tape measure or to work complicated math problems.

Just make a self-centering jig!

To do this, drill three holes into a short length of 1-by-2. On each end of the 1-by-2, drill a 3/8-inch-diameter hole, and then drill a 5/16-inch-diameter hole in the middle.

Then take 2-inch-long, 3/8-inch-diameter wooden dowels and hammer them into the outside holes. These are the pins. 

When you use the center finder, simply sit it on a board and rotate it until the pins make contact with the edges.

Then, put your pencil in the middle hole and slide it along. You’ll have a line right down the exact center of the board!

It doesn’t matter what size the board is, as long as the jig is long enough, and the jig’s center hole is exactly centered between the two pins.

Watch the video above for Joe Truini’s center finder in action! 


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