|Project by devann||posted 10-01-2011 06:50 PM||2417 views||2 times favorited||7 comments|
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