Potato bin

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Project by Lochlainn1066 posted 1372 days ago 2910 views 3 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A simple potato bin made for my wife. Built to no particular plan. Made with some horrible, hard, knotty white oak I could hardly run a plane through. I had to use a scraper for most of the smoothing work. Ebonized walnut handle, recycled pegboard, varnish finish.

My first attempt at building a drawer.


-- Nate,

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#1 posted 1372 days ago

Nice rustic piece.
Best thoughts,

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#2 posted 1372 days ago

Wery nice,and i know precise how mad a man can be when trying too run a plane through such an horrible hard knotty piece of oak :D

-- Boatbuilder&blacksmith

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#3 posted 1372 days ago

That awful knotty oak fits perfectly the purpose of this nice rustic piece of furniture :)

-- Holy scrap Barkman!

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#4 posted 1372 days ago

Brilliant use of pegboard for ventilation. Hope you don’t mind if I steal that idea as I need to build something similar.

-- Cheers --- Larry,

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#5 posted 1372 days ago

Go right ahead. I stole it from somebody since I’d seen it before, but I don’t remember where.

-- Nate,

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#6 posted 1372 days ago

I agree that the pegboard was a terrific idea. Nice potato bin. :)

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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