Our dogs were constantly getting in the trash, so I wanted to make a container to keep them out that still looked good appearance wise and functioned well. I took our current trash can and built the frame around it. Then made the lid with four pallet boards and some cheap one-inch hinges and added a handle I had from an old cabinet. I framed out the front bottom since our can had a step to open the lid so you could put your foot to pop the lid still. Then just add the other outside boards to each side.