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Woodworking on a Half-Shoestring #37: Fruit & Veggie Bin

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Blog entry by Paul Bucalo posted 03-22-2015 03:17 PM 929 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 36: Wine & Glasses Rack Finalized and Hung Part 37 of Woodworking on a Half-Shoestring series Part 38: Outdoor Temperature Sensor Reading Fix - Part I »

I decided to rough sketch the fruit and veggie bin I plan on making for a corner of the kitchen. Currently we are using a two-bin round steel thingie that works, but is too small for our needs. This will be about twice the height and wider than the steel unit in place. Exact dimensions will be determined when I get around to drafting up plans.

I have plenty of pallet wood and reclaimed lumber to make this with. The only change to the drawing I may still make is to replace the bottom bin slates with pegboard that slides into routed grooves in the side boards. From time to time fruit and veggies will rot at the bottom of the pile. If a bottom gets bad enough I would like to be able to easily replace them.

The wife likes the idea of the whole unit finished in the Danish oil that I used on the glass and wine rack I recently posted. I prefer painting with a gloss enamel to make cleaning easier and to speed up project time. Currently, the temperature in the dungeon workshop is to cold for a poly finish and I don’t know if I can properly vent the fumes.

-- -- Paul Bucalo, Norwich NY USA



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#1 posted 03-22-2015 03:31 PM

I like the sketch Paul. It looks like it will closely match the style of the wine rack you built.

-- 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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#2 posted 03-22-2015 03:36 PM

Thanks, Lee. :)

-- -- Paul Bucalo, Norwich NY USA

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#3 posted 03-23-2015 02:57 PM

looks pretty neat Paul :)

I wish we have more space between our kitchen cabinets and the counter so I could make one of these. It would be super handy thats for sure!

-- New to working and learning as much as I can :D

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#4 posted 03-23-2015 03:04 PM



looks pretty neat Paul :)

I wish we have more space between our kitchen cabinets and the counter so I could make one of these. It would be super handy thats for sure!

- arvanlaar

Thanks. Yeah, space limitations will always be the final say in many desired projects. Our kitchen is “L” shaped and not in the best of ways. We have this one little corner between two doorways off the kitchen that has been used for this purpose. I’m hoping this design will give us more vertical usage. We’ll see. Consider making this smaller for your countertop. :)

-- -- Paul Bucalo, Norwich NY USA

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