Kitchen Potato/Onion/Bread/Canned food cabinet

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Project by OregonWoodRat posted 11-16-2012 02:33 AM 3425 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I looked for a long time trying to find a cabinet that had a potato bin in it. Due to the size of our kitchen it needed to be small. Since I could not find anything other than a simple potato bin I created my own.
It is 15wx14dx80h. I used maple plywood and maple trim. Finished with Varathane. There is a drawer at the bottom for onions. The potato bin has a lift up lid. The upper cabinet is for Bread and the #10 cans that have been taking up space on the counter. The back on the lower half is pegboard. The back on the upper half is 1/4 inch maple plywood.
For the potato bin lid I came up with a way to hold it open. I used a magnet from an old hard drive and attached it to a small piece of wood. On the lid I used a small piece of metal. When you open the lid the magnet holds the lid open.

Please give comments and suggestions

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#1 posted 11-16-2012 02:38 AM

Creative. Nice looking.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 11-16-2012 04:09 AM

I love it. The magnet is great. Its the little added details that make a good project great. Good job! Click on the previous project and you will see my trash cans for Christmas…they would go great with a cabinet system like this! thanks for some inspiration!
- Jay

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#3 posted 11-16-2012 04:45 AM

How cool!
Great work

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#4 posted 11-16-2012 04:26 PM

Great custom project, well done.

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