Hello again! I’m Jamison from Rogue Engineer and today I’m sharing the tutorial for our root vegetable storage bin. For the longest time my wife has been storing the potatoes and onions in a large bowl in the pantry. Not only does this take up too much space but it’s over flowing and the idea to build this root vegetable storage bin was born. Enjoy!
How to Build a Stackable Root Vegetable Storage Bin
- Miter Saw
- Tape Measure
- Safety Glasses
- Hearing Protection
- 1 x 10 x 8′ Common Board; Pine
- 1 x 8 x 8′ Common Board; Pine
- 1 x 4 x 8′ Common Board; Pine
- 1-1/4″ Brad Nails
Click here to see Rogue Engineer’s Vegetable Bin Plans
The width of this bin can be easily adjusted by changing the length of the 22-1/4″ and 20-3/4″ boards.
To cut the sides first make the 30 degree cut as shown.
Then flip the board over and make the 25 degree cut as shown.
Then trace the side and cut out one more just like it.
With all you boards cut you can get started gluing and nailing it all together.
I started by nailing the back to the sides.
Then, glue and nail the front 1×4 in place as shown.
Then, glue and nail the back on as shown.
Followed by the top, again, making sure to glue and nail in place.
I tried something a little different this time. After giving everything a good sand, I stained the edges with Antique White wood stain from Varathane.
Then, once the stain dried, I painted with Serenity Blue Chalked Paint from Rustoleum and distressed the edges to reveal some of the Antique White stain for a subtle difference in color.
I also wanted to include this shot to show how easy it would be to stack two of these together. By simply screwing these two units together you now have a two tiered root vegetable storage bin!