simple take on the apple crate

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Project by need2boat posted 02-27-2013 12:18 AM 2344 views 6 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Not a lot of back story on this. I recently made a small shelf for the kitchen and needed some organizational boxes for them. Wanting to keep then light and simple I went with a slotted design. The ends are held on with dominos, cuz I just bought a used one and the slots are nailed.

Woods are recycled white pine for the bottom and ends. The side slots used red oak scraps. I’m still working out the right size, this one is 10×16. I’ll live with it for a few weeks and see how it works out.



-- Second Chance Saw Works Blog: Positive Rake

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Don W

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#1 posted 02-27-2013 12:23 AM

Do you typically keep saw totes in the kitchen?

It looks great joe.

-- - Collecting is an investment in the past, and the future.

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#2 posted 02-27-2013 01:05 AM

C’mon Don, this is Joe we’re talking about here. The man lives for saws which I can totally understand.

Nice boxes Joe.

-- Andy - Old Chinese proverb says: "If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it."

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#3 posted 02-27-2013 01:07 AM

Nice lil box, Joe. I use ‘em for drawers in my shop, too!

-- tr ...see one, do one, teach one...

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#4 posted 02-27-2013 01:10 AM

I know, its not like he has a 5’ plane over his kitchen table.

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#5 posted 02-27-2013 04:10 AM

Joe—Nice looking crates you got there. You might find that a handle on each end aids in lifting and/or moving the boxes. That way, you could look at your saw totes more easily. I put some elongated cutout openings on mine and they work fine.

-- People say I hammer like lightning. It's not that I'm fast -- it's that I never hit the same place twice!

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#6 posted 02-27-2013 02:30 PM

Hey Don,

There is saw and related stuff everywhere in my life these days. ;-) I do my best to keep it in the one room but you know how it goes. I think they come to life at night and walk around.

The truth is I took a picture with the box empty then thought that looks silly and grabbed a box of handles from backsaws in process. I really plan to use for can goods and such.

That’s also a good with the handle. Maybe a single 1-1/2 finger pull might be simple and wok well.


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#7 posted 02-28-2013 12:00 AM

You know, I looked for crate designs here before. Never found what I was looking for. I love this one. I’d like to add ovalish handle holes on the two ends, but otherwise it’s perfect.


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