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Project by devann posted 1013 days ago 1828 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I finally had some time for a personal wood working project so I made my mother a new potato storage bin. It’s made mostly from scrap, the only “new wood” was the pine 1×6 I recently acquired for some door jambs yet to be built. There were size limitations so I had to keep it as small as possible. The dimensions are H 36”, W 21 1/2”, D 13 1/4”.

As you scroll trough the photos you may notice a slight difference between the naked, unfinished photo and the photos showing the bin completed. The second photo shows the bin ready to paint, missing the ipe nosing at the top. I had planned on a small piece of ipe at the top / cove molding connection. But when I set the cabinet outside the shop on my portable table saw to paint, a gust of wind blew the cabinet over crashing to the concrete. Last photo. Oh, that’ll take the wind out of your sails. So I removed the top and cove molding proceeding to plan “B”, trimming the top back some and fashioning a new profile for the ipe.

In the end my mother was happy to have a new way to store her ‘taters, onions and garlic. Ma likes sweet potatoes. The reason that the tater bin has four baskets, she buys ‘em in +25lb boxes.

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with





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patron

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#1 posted 1013 days ago

well done darrel

when mamas happy

you be eatin’ good

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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degoose

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#2 posted 1013 days ago

I am not normally a fan of painted timber but this looks clean and sharp…My only concern is I have always been told to keep potatoes in the dark.. but I suppose they do not last long enough..

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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spunwood

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#3 posted 1013 days ago

I like it and I like them taters and onions

-- I came, I was conquered, I was born again. ἵνα ὦσιν ἓν

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devann

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#4 posted 1012 days ago

Yes David, Ma sets out a pretty good spread. Mashed taters and gravy, fresh shelled peas, cornbread, fried okra, fried chicken, sliced tomatoes, and sweet potato pie.

Larry, I like it when it’s stain grade too, but not when I mix the species. Here I used pine, ash, and ipe. And yes you should have seen the look on Ma’s face when I said I was painting instead of staining. She was hoping for stain, but was still tickled with the results. The potato bin is in a laundry room with no windows, so it’s dark in there most of the time.

Tanks for your 2¢ Brandon, yes taters and onions, good eatin’

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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dpow

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#5 posted 1012 days ago

Hey Darrel,
What time is dinner? I like potatoes and gravy…onions too. And cornbread…...yum-yum! Where did tou get the actual metal bins? Nice job. Thanks for sharing.

-- Doug

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devann

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#6 posted 1012 days ago

Doug, I got them at wally world.

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#7 posted 1012 days ago

I was going to say you need doors to keep it dark, but you got it covered;-)) Nice job. The wind reminds me of a friend to took a brand new Sharps rifle to the range. The case was blown off a bench with the rifle landing on the concrete ;-(( Fortunate, just a couple of small range bruises.

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

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