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Potato & Onion Bin – Part 1

 

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Potato & Onion Project

 

So Wen put her order in for a potato, onion, and garlic bin from the wood shop.  Using Pinterest she found some inspiration from a Pin linking back to Ana Whites website, and after a few design review meeting I had my marching orders.  We decided on making 3 bins, and figured the opening for each of the bins should be 10” high by 16” wide inside dimensions and the depth of the carcass would be the width of a 1×12 piece of pine minus a 1/2” plywood back.

I started off with the cabinet carcass and took some 1×12 pine from the big box store and set up my stacked dado head cutter to cut some dados after adjusting for the depth on a piece of scrap.  I was lazy and kept all dados 3/4” wide for the shelves and the back panel.    For a little extra flair and to create faux legs I notched out the bottom of the 1×12’s.

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Glue up was pretty easy after dry-fitting all the pieces together on the workbench.  With everything clamped up I double checked my measurements on the 1/2” thick plywood back panel and cut it to size.

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All of the pieces cut to size and the inside faces sanded prior to glue up below.  I glued all the 1×12 pieces together and clamped the carcass together.  After clamping I laid the carcass face down slid the plywood back in positions and squared up the cabinet and tightened down the clamps.  I screwed the back on so I could removed it later to make painting easier and I shot a few brads into the shelves from the sides for good measure.

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We moved the cabinet into it’s home to test drive the proportions and I think we nailed it.

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Potato & Onion Project

 

Up next some pre-planning on the ventilated doors, wood frame size, and a mesh that has a little more pop then chicken wire or hardware cloth…

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February 21, 2015 - Posted by | Woodworking | , , , , , , ,

3 Comments »

  1. Like your project and the upcoming doors. Husbands with saws across America would probably like to ban their wives from perusing Pinterest sometimes. My husband would be one of them. 🙂

    Comment by Judy @ newenglandgardenandthread | February 22, 2015 | Reply

  2. […] Potato & Onion Bin Project, focuses on the doors and getting them installed, you can read about Part 1 here which focuses on the construction of the carcass of the potato & onion […]

    Pingback by Potato & Onion Bin – Part 2 « Little Creek Maple Farm | March 1, 2015 | Reply

  3. […] Potato & Onion Bin Project, focuses on the doors and getting them installed, you can read about Part 1 here which focuses on the construction of the carcass of the potato & onion […]

    Pingback by Potato & Onion Bin – Part 2 | Little Creek Maple Farm | March 4, 2015 | Reply


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