Vegetable Bin

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Project by Art posted 07-07-2012 02:15 AM 2496 views 3 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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My wife has been asking me to build her one of these for a while, so I banged it out on Memorial Day weekend and then spent some free evenings in June putting on the finish. Since it’s made of pine we decided to paint the case and shellac the lid and doors, and here’s the finished product. It now resides happily in our kitchen, faithfully housing the potatoes, onions, garlic, etc. that eventually find their way to our stove and oven.

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#1 posted 07-07-2012 12:37 PM

Nice job! Will the vegetables be from your garden?

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#2 posted 07-07-2012 01:55 PM

Your veg bin is somewhat similar to the jelly cabinets I built and posted recently. I like working with pine. I’m not familiar with using shellac. Can you tell me a little about how you finished this piece with it?

-- Ron, Montana

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#3 posted 07-07-2012 07:00 PM

Thanks! Yes, Jack, some vegetables from the garden, along with potatoes and onions from the local farmers’ market.

MadeinMT, those jelly cabinets are beautiful. I used pine as well, a latex pain for the exterior cabinet and Zinsser amber shellac (4 coats, which is probably overkill) for the lid and doors. It was the first time I’ve used a shellac and I’m happy with the results.

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#4 posted 01-09-2014 11:17 PM

I like it. I can see it on my kitchen counter now. Thanks for sharing.

-- jroot

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