Potato/Onion Crates

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Project by Gabe C. posted 01-12-2012 06:07 PM 1916 views 10 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

We have been keeping our potatoes and onions in a little bucket on the floor of our pantry, and after a a bit of inspiration from a kitchen woodworking book, I built these crates. They are sturdy and stackable, and I am trying to figure out where else in my life I could apply boxes like this. They have pegboard bottoms for ventilation and I stapled some screening on the inside of the handle holes to try to deter any mice that might try to move in as the weather gets colder. Thinking about building a lid as well using more pegboard and scraps. And they are finished with mineral oil, so as to be food safe.

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#1 posted 01-12-2012 06:49 PM

Nice. Simple idea well executed turning into useful stuff. All the best things about working with wood.

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#2 posted 01-12-2012 07:02 PM

Good Idea ,well done.

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#3 posted 01-12-2012 07:33 PM

Great! I have been thinking about doing something similar and really like your design.. I may be borrowing from this design in the future! Nice work :)i

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#4 posted 01-12-2012 08:04 PM

Here’s something else to add to my to-do-list. Nice job…..

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#5 posted 01-12-2012 11:17 PM

I love potatoes. I love onions. And I love pine. So… I love your crates!

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#6 posted 01-13-2012 03:50 PM

Very nice simple idea.

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#7 posted 01-13-2012 05:37 PM

Nice work!! Very useful.

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#8 posted 01-16-2012 05:06 AM

If I could ever grow enough food to store this would be very useful! I certainly have no green thumb. Thanks for sharing.

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#9 posted 01-26-2012 09:37 PM

Nice work. Simple and functional.

Ive been thinking of something similar to store my growing woodworking magazine collection in!!

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