Vegetable & Shoe Storage Box

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Project by Grumpy posted 10-10-2018 01:14 AM 1532 views 2 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Stelios (Steliart) recently posted his ‘Potato Storage Box’
That got me thinking of an old project I did and never posted it.
My box sits in the laundry. It holds potatoes, onions and shoes. Yes shoes.
They are kept well apart so there is no issue with smelly shoes contaminating the vegies
The box it made from shiplap pine left over from a wall partition I did several years ago.
It has severd well for over 20 or more years.
Thanks for looking.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#1 posted 10-10-2018 01:27 AM

Well, Thats different.

-- Chuck, Michigan,

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#2 posted 10-10-2018 03:05 AM

While a nice looking piece of furniture, the smelly shoes issue was a cracker….

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#3 posted 10-10-2018 04:17 AM

The smell of onions would probably be an improvement for my shoes Grumpy!

Great craftsmanship as usual my friend.

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#4 posted 10-10-2018 04:21 AM

Yes Chuck, it is different.
Thanks Pete & Wrecker. No problem with the smelly shoes, all good.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#5 posted 10-10-2018 05:19 AM

interesting work,buddy
I think vegetables must have much more air to be fresh for long time…and shoes too…
have a nice day,buddy

-- bambi

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#6 posted 10-10-2018 11:37 AM

Great looking box Grumpy, good combination, spuds, onion an shoes. Well done.

-- Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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#7 posted 10-10-2018 01:12 PM

Cool looking storage bin Tony. Maybe the shoes add some flavor to the veggies. This could of been posted in I’m a man I can fix that. LOL.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#8 posted 10-10-2018 02:30 PM

nice storage box i need something like this my self,you and steli got me thinking.thanks for sharing grumpy.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#9 posted 10-10-2018 05:20 PM

That is a space saving idea, Tony. I wonder if it goes the other way and the shoes smell like onions…Just kidding…..................Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#10 posted 10-10-2018 06:26 PM

It’s a fusion project!

-- Alan J. Hoover, AL Keeping in mind I believe college football is only a profit center for the school.... Roll Tide!

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#11 posted 10-10-2018 09:46 PM

Thanks Bambi, Bob, Dave (could have done that as well mate or even the jokes blog as well, LOL).
Pottz, if you need any measurements let me know.
Jim, thanks & not that I have noticed, LOL.
Thanks Alan, yes it is an unusual mix.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#12 posted 10-11-2018 01:53 AM

If I had one of these in my house, those would have to be some mighty big onions, if it had some of MY shoes in it. Just saying. Good looking storage box!

-- Steven.......Random Orbital Nailer

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#13 posted 10-11-2018 03:12 AM

Nice multitasking project, Tony!

-- God bless, Candy

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#14 posted 10-11-2018 05:08 AM

Thanks for looking DL & Candy.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#15 posted 10-11-2018 08:20 AM

A very nice potato box my friend you did, wish I would have seen yours before building one myself lately, I would have stolen the idea of the slope top that I didn’t think about. Excellent work !!!!

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions !!!

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