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From Habitat magazine - issue 18

Wheelie bins are a practical fact of life in many of our cities and towns… but they’re not the most attractive of items. Here’s a smart way to keep them out of sight.

Wheelie bin locker
Finished wheelie bin locker

You will need:


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Step 1:  Decide on your paling pattern. We used two widths of paling and set them over two different heights. Bore a hole for the corner post and concrete in. Leave to set. Measure and cut the timber, and pre-paint.

Step 2:  Make up the side panel frame and attach the palings. Make the two gates and attach the gate hinges.

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Step 3:  Drill and screw the side panel to the corner post and any existing structure using clamps to steady it – in this case it’s the house and a veranda post.

Step 4:  Drill and screw one of the gates to the main post then drill and screw the other gate to the smaller post and attach to the house.

Step 5:  Clamp the gates together then attach the gate lock.

All equipment and expertise from Hirepool. Visit or call 0800 HIREPOOL.

pictures: Mark Heaslip

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