Vegetable Bin

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Project by Bernie posted 02-24-2011 07:28 AM 2406 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi Folks – I’ve been inspired to post more of my projects from hanging out with my fellow LJs. As I’ve read posts and visited many “home” sites, I’ve seen lots of projects (not to mention the “projects” link). So here is another of my projects. I built (or installed) my workshop in 2002. It had been my dream and when we re-mortgaged our home to send our sons to college, we found an extra small nest. My wonderful wife (now for 36 years) acknowledged my hard work and told me to fulfill my dream. The only thing she asked was a vegetable bin. I surfed the web and shopped for ideas and came up with this design. It’s my own and was very well accepted. My wife was so pleased, she told folks about it and all this led to my making one each year for our church Christmas fair 10 years in a row (it brought in a generous fund). I 1st build a frame of 2X2’s and place a wire mesh on the bottom and backs of each bin. I then surround this crude frame with 1X12 sides and a face depicted in the photo. The doors have a wide air circulating feature and look good. Along with the wire bottoms and back, the vegetables are kept dry even during our humid NH summers. The bin is made of pine and rustic, but attractive and very useful.

-- Bernie: It never gets hot or cold in New Hampshire, just seasonal!

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#1 posted 02-24-2011 08:10 AM

Nothing wrong with rustic and functional. I actually like the rustic look! well done. :)

-- Adventure? Heh! Excitement? Heh! A Woodworker craves not these things!

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#2 posted 02-24-2011 12:52 PM

With that maple leaf cutout on the fronts, you’d think you were a Canadian, not from New Hampshire.

-- The nicer the nice, the higher the price!

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#3 posted 02-25-2011 03:51 AM

Hey Bernie,
Nice functional job and I had the same thoughts as Big Tiny.

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#4 posted 02-25-2011 05:15 AM

Maple leaves are there for 2 reasons… The design is large enough for air circulation and to insert a hand to open the door. That being said Big Tiny… your mother didn’t raise a fool. I was born in Moncton New Brunswick. I’ve always been proud of my Canadian heritage.

-- Bernie: It never gets hot or cold in New Hampshire, just seasonal!

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