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Creating a Trash Bag Holder

Raking leaves and grass clippings is a part of maintaining your lawn.  One of the hardest parts of doing that, however, is holding the trash bag open while trying to shovel the leaves and grass clippings into it.  This clever holder holds the trash bag open and is easy to fold up and store when not in use.

First, assemble the following parts of wood:

2 sides 3/4” X 5” X 17”

2 ends 2/4” X 5” X 15”

4 legs 3/4” X 2 1/2 “ X 30 “

You will also need No 8 X 1 1/2 deck screws

(2) 1/4” X 2 `/2” bolts

(2) 1/4” flat washers and wing nuts

First, cut the boards to size and gather your supplies.

Then take the two ends and find the center of the board.  Go up two inches from the bottom on the long edge.  Drill a 1/4” hole in each end.

Put the end pieces against the sides and secure with two no. 8 screws per joint.  The completed frame should measure 15” X 18 1/2 “.

Now drill a hole in each leg that is in the center of the short side and one inch from the top.  Thread your bolt through one leg, then through the hole on the short end of the frame.  Put the other leg on the same bolt, then a washer.  Finally, put a wingnut on the assembly.  Repeat on the other side.

You are now finished building the trash bag holder.  Go outside and spread the legs to support the holder, then tilt the opening to your taste.  Tighten the wing nuts and place a trash bag over the frame.


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Commonly known as Lady Bugs, eat aphids, mealybugs and many different types of insect eggs.

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