Potato and onion bin

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Project by Kevin posted 03-06-2012 03:10 PM 2298 views 3 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a potato(taters) and onion box I made my wife a few years ago out of some laminated cherry boards. The shelf inside is for holding onions. Pegboard in the back for air flow. I engraved taters and onions on the lid with a dremel tool. Thanks for looking.

-- Measure twice, cut once, then rout a whole bunch

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#1 posted 03-06-2012 03:25 PM

I thought it was a birdhouse :(

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#2 posted 03-06-2012 05:08 PM

Looks great! Nice job!

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#3 posted 03-06-2012 09:12 PM

I like it. Classic bin. Very homey. Freehand on the dremel? Nice job.

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#4 posted 03-06-2012 10:51 PM

The engraved letters look awesome. I bet that took some time!

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#5 posted 03-07-2012 01:39 AM

Sodabowski, nope not a bird house, not a bad idea for a future project though. John, Yeah I traced the letters where I wanted them and then used the dremel freehand with some tiny woodcarving type bit. Worked good but took forever. Thanks Gabe and Muddy jeep.

-- Measure twice, cut once, then rout a whole bunch

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#6 posted 03-07-2012 04:00 AM

Wife has been on me for one of these, can you post the dimensions, please.

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#7 posted 03-07-2012 02:27 PM

Dupree, I made this kinda big, so it could hold a 50 lb bag of pototoes. Here are the dimensions I used, 14 in wide, 14 1/2 in deep, 28 in tall in the back down to 19 in tall in the front, the short board behind the lid is 3 1/2 in wide which was a problem since the strap hinges were longer than that but I just gound the end of the hinge shorter on that side. The lid is 14 in wide x 15 1/2 in long to make a nice lip to lift it up. I used a 2 1/2 in hole saw for the handles in the sides. I’ve seen similar designs made for 5lb bags of pototoes, they seem to be close to the same height, just not as wide or deep. Hope this helps.

-- Measure twice, cut once, then rout a whole bunch

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