Extra Work Space
Trash Can "Lid"
© Frank Ford 2007; Photos by FF

My bench is almost always covered with junk I should "put away," so I frequently need an emergency flat surface.

I solved that problem (sort of) by making sheet metal lids for my rectangular Rubbermaid trash cans:

In use, the lid sits right on top, and allows me a nice work area with a little opening to toss junk:


The edge of the sheet is bent into a "U" so it hangs inside the can when not in use as a work surface:

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