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Project by thelt posted 06-05-2009 09:32 PM 30250 views 21 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Trying to get ride of some scrap pieces of wood laying around. This is one way. The Potato and Onion bin is made from scrap 3/4” oak plywood, 3/4” dimensional SYP and some just plain ole pine from Lowe’s. The finish is Golden Maple by MinWax with a coat of clear Polyurethane Semi-gloss. I purchased the hardware package back in ‘97 and just plain never got around to using it. I found the hardware kit in an old desk drawer. I say I purchased it in ‘97 because hardware cloth was wrapped in newspaper from the twin cities with a June 3rd, 1997 date. It’s not the prettiest thing in the world, but, it’s got that old farmhouse look to it and it’s functional.

-- When asked what I did to make life worthwhile in my lifetime....I can respond with a great deal of pride and satisfaction, "I served a career in the United States Navy."





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Tom Goodman

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#1 posted 06-05-2009 09:37 PM

Nice ! Very Nice ! I’ve always wanted to make one of these but we just don’t have the room in our kitchen.

-- - " If you want square work, You don't cut corners. " - -- Tom Goodman, Santa Maria, CA. woodworkertom@gmail.com

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#2 posted 06-05-2009 09:37 PM

It is quite pretty actually! I wonder is this meant for use indoors or outdoors.I remember a similar thing when I was a very young boy being used to keep meat outside free from flies, and of course cool too. Well done again, I need something like this for my vegatables as the house is usually too hot for them so I may make something like this for storing them outdoors Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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thelt

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#3 posted 06-05-2009 09:58 PM

Tom and Alistair, Thanks for the nice compliments. I haven’t actually found a place to put this one either, we have a rather small kitchen. Right now it’s in the Dining Room and the wife says “it ain’t stayin’ there”. LOL. I’ll send you a note with the “where to” for the plans.

-- When asked what I did to make life worthwhile in my lifetime....I can respond with a great deal of pride and satisfaction, "I served a career in the United States Navy."

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#4 posted 06-05-2009 10:05 PM

loss of memory Thelt try this on a guy goes to his doctor and complains that when he starts a conversation before he ends the discussion he forgets what he’s been talking about.OH said the Doctor that could serious how long has this been going on.How long has what been going on replied the patient.Alistair Now where was I LOL

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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jack1

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#5 posted 06-06-2009 12:11 AM

This is a nice piece. I imagine you could put it in the garage if it were close to the kitchen and not too hot or cold. Very well made and I see you used pocket screws with the plugs too. Maple?

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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#6 posted 06-06-2009 02:25 AM

This is beautiful…keep up nice work!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#7 posted 06-06-2009 02:40 AM

Great use of the scraps. Nice job.

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#8 posted 06-06-2009 04:23 AM

Great looking construction. A nice cozy look.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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#9 posted 04-21-2011 01:51 AM

It looks perfect. I just started my potato/onion bin this week out of yellow poplar. I hope it will look as good as yours.

-- Flaws are only in the eye of the artisan!

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thelt

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#10 posted 04-21-2011 11:58 AM

Thanks Amagineer.

-- When asked what I did to make life worthwhile in my lifetime....I can respond with a great deal of pride and satisfaction, "I served a career in the United States Navy."

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#11 posted 05-22-2011 12:55 PM

Nice bin and very practical, too!! We have one I made a long time ago and it only has 2 bins but my wife uses it all the time. thanks for sharing…..........JIm

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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thelt

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#12 posted 08-01-2011 01:03 PM

Very well made and I see you used pocket screws with the plugs too. Maple?

Jack1, where you see the pocket hole plugs is actually a screw up. When I noticed it, it was too late.

-- When asked what I did to make life worthwhile in my lifetime....I can respond with a great deal of pride and satisfaction, "I served a career in the United States Navy."

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#13 posted 08-01-2011 02:08 PM

It’s a nice looking piece of country furniture which I am fond of.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#14 posted 01-02-2012 07:46 AM

Were can I find plans for this? Looks great.

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thelt

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#15 posted 01-02-2012 05:28 PM

@jasonrd, Here is where I got the plans and all the hardware all at one time, u-bild

This included the hinges, knobs and all. It wasn’t a hard build. Fairly easy.

-- When asked what I did to make life worthwhile in my lifetime....I can respond with a great deal of pride and satisfaction, "I served a career in the United States Navy."

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