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Classic potato and onion bin

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Project by jeffswildwood posted 03-23-2014 11:48 PM 726 views 2 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a potato and onion bin built for a friend. His instructions was it had to be classic, have a drawer for onions and taters and onions wrote not neatly on top. Last one I did was 15 years ago so I had to search for examples. I found several and combined styles to come up with this. Built with pine and stained with red oak stain. Semi gloss poly. To form the lid I used 45 degrees for the angle and divided in two and found 22.5 degrees fit perfect. I originally wanted to use peg board for ventilation but went with 1/4 inch poplar slats instead after some advice from fellow lumberjocks, Dallas and thetinman. Thanks guys!





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luv2learn

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#1 posted 03-24-2014 12:26 AM

Hey Jeff, you are a good friend to have, you even take orders..LOL!! I like it, in fact I might have to build one for my wife and I.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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Matthew Butt

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#2 posted 03-24-2014 12:57 AM

Very nice!

-- Matthew B.

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#3 posted 03-24-2014 09:45 PM

Nice looking bin Jeff! Did you seal the unstained part with anything? I like your solution to ventilation. Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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jeffswildwood

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#4 posted 03-24-2014 11:47 PM

Thanks for the nice comments everyone. For a simple project a lot of work went into this. Adding a drawer was tough as other then my sandpaper box, I never had made one. Candy, I didn’t use sealant on the contact parts. Mostly just unsure what to use. I did recommend the new owner use a liner. The last one I made lasted about 15 years without sealant (or ventilation) with my wife bleach cleaning it from time to time, but now it’s needing a redo. Thanks all for looking.

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