Storage Bin From Scrap Wood & 3D Printed Parts

First bin

I wanted to make one of the closets in my apartment look tidy. Since I had wood left over from old or failed projects, which was contributing to its untidy appearance, I decided to use some pieces to make it look better. A bin for tall objects has been a desire for some time. I attempted to make one a couple of years ago, but it was a failure. I know more now about how to make furniture strong, so I designed 3d printed parts to get the job done.

A couple of the one-inch oak dowels were bent and the screws did not go in all the way. In addition, they were not aligned properly. I was not going to let that stop me from making the bin. I designed parts to hold everything together. Each side has a different width and they stack instead of forming a square corner. The parts were screwed to the dowels except for the bottom four. The unit is lightweight and very sturdy. I am pleased to finally have a bin I enjoy seeing every day.

The bin will live in the closet between the broom and hand truck.
UPDATE February 9, 2022

The 3d printable files for the parts are now on Thingiverse.

3D Printed Canister

I have fallen in love with 3D spiral vase printing! I designed and printed another object today. It is a canister for holding a few sewing supplies. The design on the front and back is a graphic I found on the web and manipulated in Inkscape.

The canister is stiffer than the world cup I made. I found that the beveling keeps it from squishing. The top fits snugly. If I can think of any other needs I have for another canister, I will certainly make one.