Grocery Bag storage bin

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Project by jtriggs posted 12-18-2009 06:24 AM 2053 views 15 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I haven’t been a good member for some time. I’ve been busy building things and having other activities take priority in my life. I do enjoy the site very much and look every now and then but I thought it was about time to share another project or two.

A year or so ago my wife wanted a place to store all the plastic grocery bags we accumulate. She was tired of the fabric bag hanging on the door knob so I said I would give it a whirl.

A couple hours later I had this assembled and sanded and the stain on it. After a few coats of wipe on poly it made its way into the kitchen. It is made of red oak for the body and black walnut for the end caps. It hangs on a french cleat on the end of the cabinet near the back door. Very stable and easy to remove for any reason.

Simple, good looking, functional and fun to build. If anyone is interested I could draw up a quick plan to share.

Thanks for looking.

-- Jon --Always remember, never live your life by a motto.

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#1 posted 12-18-2009 06:34 AM

A great looking solution!

-- Gary D. Stoughton, WI

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#2 posted 12-18-2009 08:53 AM

Looks good. Do you drop them in and dispense out the bottom?

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#3 posted 12-18-2009 03:50 PM

YES, Good looking and very functional.

Yes, I would like a drawing to build one. thank you

-- Bob, Mesick, Michigan

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#4 posted 12-18-2009 03:53 PM

Very functional. Great looking and it looks great on the end of the cabinet. Very nice design.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#5 posted 12-18-2009 05:42 PM

Nice work, and very functional.

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#6 posted 12-19-2009 01:38 AM

Excellent idea! We have bags everywhere waiting to be recycled or re-used. Maybe I shoud copy this. Thanks for sharing it.

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#7 posted 12-19-2009 02:38 AM

Jon, Very nice! My wife would like one. I’ll take you up on the drawing, if you don’t mind. And thank you in advance. Rand

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#8 posted 12-19-2009 10:08 PM

id like a drawing too if you have one

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#9 posted 04-01-2010 05:09 PM

I would also like a drawing. Thanks in advance.

-- Billy_Mississippi

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#10 posted 04-03-2010 07:58 AM

I’ll try to get a drawing done up for this project soon.

-- Jon --Always remember, never live your life by a motto.

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