potato , onion, carrot box

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Project by kodiak posted 03-18-2010 08:08 PM 8920 views 6 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

16W x 24H x 30L made out of knotty pine
not going to put a back on it, so I get the max air flow
stained it with BEHR oil wood stain 611 colonial maple

-- Simple advice is the best advice

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#1 posted 03-18-2010 08:11 PM

Very nice – I agree about keeping the back off for air flow.
I made a similar one…..however mine is labled “peanuts”, “chips” “beer”

-- "Fine Woodworking" is the name given to a project that takes 3 times longer than normal to finish because you used hand tools instead of power tools. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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#2 posted 03-18-2010 08:24 PM

I like the project but potatoes don’t like the light. Be careful

Have a nice day

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#3 posted 03-18-2010 09:52 PM

It looks great. Being an Irishman, I would have made the whole thing for potatoes. And like Digger said, potatoes REALLY don’t like the light. Maybe you could just put a back on the one side.

-- Cheers and God Bless

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#4 posted 03-18-2010 10:28 PM

I have to clean out a corner in my storage room, then he’s going up against a wall. Your right about potatoes and the light, turns them green and apparently poisonous

-- Simple advice is the best advice

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#5 posted 03-19-2010 03:31 AM

Cool storage container.

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

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#6 posted 03-20-2010 01:28 PM

Keep em totally dark, dry and at 4°C (39°F) and they will last at least 6 months. Nice project and definitely food for though (no pun intended)

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#7 posted 01-15-2011 08:26 PM

A potato box was just put on the ””honey-do” list by my wife. I like your design. I may have to try something like this soon. Keep up the good work!

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#8 posted 03-21-2017 03:53 PM

No airflow around the veggies?

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