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I can’t believe I forgot to show our Potato Bin!
Salvaged from my Great-Grandfather’s barn were several barn boards. For me, they are a treasure and the projects we build with them shall be treasured forever. The first item made was the candleholders (one for myself and one for my brother).
The second project, this potato bin, was created for utilitarian purposes only—I needed a place to store my potatoes for the winter. And so the search began for a design that I liked. Several photos later, this style was selected and the building began.
As I’ve mentioned before, Rick and I don’t do so well with the “follow the plans” method and so with the vision, we started building. The bottom has a slanted shelf in it, to move the bottom potatoes to the front and the back is made of plywood with slots cut in it (with the table saw) to allow for air circulation. Under the bottom edge there are casters to facilitate moving the box if needed.
The bottom door needs a latch but I rather like it without any added accessories and so, at this point, it stays as is. I thought about just making it a “fake” door and nailing it shut but my daughter loves the “secret door” effect and so it has stayed as built.
Our goal is to create a sister bin, in which to hold a bushel of apples. But that is on hold for now. Some day it will become one of our treasures as well.
-- ~ Debbie, Canada (http://www.execulink.com/~yohan)