Friday, September 02, 2011

The World's Nicest Potato Bin

My father does a lot of incredibly handy things, and most of what he does is done with wood.  He has a scroll saw and makes some of the most beautiful and intricate items I've ever seen.  Since my husband and I decided to start squirreling away food from our garden, we've found we don't have a good storage container for our potatoes, onions and garlic.  I asked my dad if he could make a simple bin with 3 compartments for storing all our taters and such and he said, "Sure, what do you want".  I found a design on the internet that was a relatively simple box with a lid..........well, that certainly wasn't going to be what I got, what I ended up with when my dad was done, was a work of art!!!
So without further ado, let me present...........the World's nicest potato bin.......TAAAADDAAAAA!!!
Notice the doors towards the bottom, so we can access our "stuff" after the supply has gotten
towards the bottom of the bin.  Keep in mind, this bin stands almost as high as my chest.

Rear view showing the pegboard for ventilation

Top view with the lid open, center section for tators, two outer sections for
onions and garlic.  Does anyone have any idea how much garlic that would be?

Now all I have to do is find the proper stain for the outside, because we can't have this fine (soon to be family heirloom) getting ruined.  A piece this nice has to be kept as nice as possible and treated with the respect that it deserves.  
Gotta love my dad, he's one in a million.  

That which angers us, controls us.


  1. May I borrow your father?


  2. FANTASTIC. I bet he can build pianos too! :-)

  3. This is so wonderful! Lucky you, I could use one just like it. When you get it filled, post more pix!

  4. When you finally make it out here to Oregon, can you bring one just like that with you??? Goodness, that might be big enough to stuff a lamb into for the trip as well! (-;

  5. That's nicer than most people's furniture. Your dad is quite the artist :)


He who angers you, controls you.

And my favorite.......You can't control what others say or do, but you can control your reaction.

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Mike and I
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Can't wait for this stuff to actually be food....