First Project, vegetable bin

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Project by SL77 posted 01-15-2015 07:29 PM 3724 views 4 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My friend has a nice shop in his back yard and let me create this bin for my wife. I learned a ton of things from him, and made a few mistakes that I was able to recover from. We modified the plans for a few features and I learned how to use the Kreg pocket hole jig. I used Alder for the faces and regular plywood for the shelf. I just ordered some raw linseed oil to rub down the inside surfaces. I’m ready to get going on my next project! I have a new saw and I’m reading/viewing info on the proper setup and fine tuning.

Woodway, TX

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#1 posted 01-15-2015 07:33 PM

A seriously nice first project! Well done!

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#2 posted 01-15-2015 07:35 PM

Very nice Scott. This would certainly be a challenging project for a first and it looks like you aced it to me. I wonder what your woodworking future will bring forth.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#3 posted 01-15-2015 08:05 PM

You have a nice friend and mentor, you are up and running with this great project.

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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#4 posted 01-15-2015 08:14 PM

Looks great!

Is there an advantage here over the bins in the bottom of the refrigerator? Or is it a different use entirely?

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#5 posted 01-15-2015 08:21 PM

Is there an advantage here over the bins in the bottom of the refrigerator? Or is it a different use entirely?

If you have the bin in a cool dry area you can store onions and potatoes for a lot longer than in the refrigerator.

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#6 posted 01-15-2015 09:23 PM

Your project previously was at the top ten on my list way back 10 years ago. It dropped to 430th and i am glad you have reminded me of it. But time is still the enemy, i am putting it at number 120th!
Great simple project you have done there. Considering i have in fact two sets of Kreg! Shush!

I bet the SWMBO is very happy.


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#7 posted 01-15-2015 10:21 PM

thats cool, i like it

-- phil crannick

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#8 posted 01-15-2015 10:32 PM

nice project. where’d you get the plans?

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#9 posted 01-16-2015 12:27 AM

Can’t wait to see the future projects! Very nice!

-- Angie, If dogs don't go to heaven, then when I die I want to go where they go!

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#10 posted 01-16-2015 01:18 AM

Nice work on this bin, great looking. Stay close to your friend, he can be a valuable source of knowledge.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#11 posted 01-16-2015 01:39 AM

nice project. where d you get the plans?

- buck_cpa

U Bild plan 797, but we modified the size and the top and I added the middle bin instead of a second shelf.

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#12 posted 01-16-2015 01:15 PM

Nice design. I like this door opening system.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#13 posted 01-16-2015 04:04 PM

Great stuff and a wonderful idea. My wife just put it on her summer list.


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#14 posted 01-16-2015 06:43 PM

First off, welcome to LJs! That is a really nice “1st project.” You did a really good job with it. One thing you might want to consider, is putting some ventilation holes in the back. Will help the veggies last a bit longer. Great job and look forward to seeing your future projects

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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