A true country classic, this build-it-yourself storage bin unit is a practical, convenient and attractive way to help fresh fruits and vegetables last longer. The wire mesh on the front of each bin allows air to circulate freely, creating a cool, dry environment perfect for storing apples, potatoes or onions.
The two pull-out bins are both 10 inches deep by 15 inches wide–big enough to hold plenty of produce–and the top shelf is flat for storing canned goods or dish towels. Along with storage, the unit adds some old-fashioned charm to the kitchen, too.
Easy enough for beginners, the project features full-size traceable patterns for all the curved cuts (the pull-out bins and base). Simply trace the pieces onto standard lumber (pine as pictured), cut out and assemble using glue and nails. Next, sand and finish with stain or paint. Finally, attach the lower bins to the main section with hinges and install the knobs.
The project measures 40 inches tall by 19 inches wide by 12 inches deep.
The Storage Bins plan (No. 797) includes step-by-step instructions with photos, full-size traceable patterns, construction diagrams, a complete shopping list and cutting schedule and a toll-free help line for project questions.