Adorable Antique Tin Can DIY Washboard

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Adorable Antique Tin Can DIY Washboard
Adorable Antique Tin Can DIY Washboard
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From the blogger: "Empty tin cans can be used for so many different things but if you're looking for a unique idea to recycle a large tin can, then this adorable washboard that doubles up as a shelf might be just the thing. It looks lovely in the bathroom and it's the perfect size to hold all those little bottles. If you have basic woodworking skills and you know how to use a hammer then you can make one in a morning."

Estimated CostUnder $10

Time to CompleteIn an evening

Primary TechniqueRepurposing


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Now THAT is awesome! It took a minute to realize how you could use a tin can to make a washboard, but that's a very creative way to do it. It might even come in handy to remember one day that I can use the side of a tin can to scrub a sock or something. I can't do this myself, but my son can and I'm going to show it to him!

Oh wow, I so have to make this Adorable Antique Tin Can DIY Washborad. I have a antique medicine cabinet made out of wash boards and this will go nicely with it. I like the little shelf with the candle. The pattern for this is so easy to follow with great picture to show what it should look like. I'm going to look funny at the store today looking for just the right can. LOL Thank you so much for sharing this free woodworking project.


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