Apples, potatoes, onions and other fruits and vegetables will stay fresh longer in this build-it-yourself bin unit. The wire-mesh panels on the front of each of the three bins allow air to circulate, keeping food dry and preventing rotting.
Made from pine, these bins also hold a lot of produce. The top shelf is flat for storing canned goods or dish towels, and the two bins below, each measuring about 10 inches deep by 15 inches wide, pull out for easy access. The unit looks nice in the kitchen, too.
Materials for the project include the pine, three pieces of wire mesh, finishing hardware (including porcelain knobs), nails, glue, stain and finish.
This project is easy enough for novices because the curved cuts for the lower bins and base are traced from full-size patterns. The project is assembled in three parts, then sanded and finished. The lower bins are then hinged to the main section and the knobs are attached.
The completed unit measures 40 inches tall by 19 inches wide by 12 inches deep.
The Storage Bins plan, No. 797, is $7.96 and includes step-by-step instructions with 11 photos, full-size traceable patterns, diagrams, a shopping list and cutting schedule.
For information on today's project, call (800) 828-2453.