Potato Bin Plans

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If you want to learn more about potato bin plans, you have to take a close look over the instructions described in the article. There are so many designs and plans to choose from, that we really recommend you to browse through the related plans before buying the materials and starting the assembly. This project will help you kids store their toys easily.

If you want to get the job done in a professional manner, we recommend you to plan everything with attention, as to prevent costly mistakes and to build a professional garden swing. Invest in high quality materials, such as cedar, pine or redwood, as the bench will be exposed to all kinds of weather. Apply a few coats of paint over the components, to enhance their appearance and to protect them from bad weather.

 

 

Potato Bin Plans

Building potato bin

Building potato bin

 

  • 1 – 2 pieces of 1×12 lumber – 48″ TOP & BOTTOM
  • 2 – 2 pieces of 1×12 lumber – 15 1/4″, 2 pieces – 14 3/4″ long PARTITIONS
  • 3 – 1 piece of 1×6 lumber – 46 1/2″ FRONT
  • 4 – 1 piece of 1/4″ plywood – 12 3/4″x48″ BACK 

  • Hammer, Tape measure, Carpentry square
  • Miter saw, Drill machinery, Screwdriver, Sander, Router
  • Safety Gloves, Safety Glasses, Respiratory Mask
  • One day

 

 

 

How to build a potato bin

Building the sides

Building the sides

The first step of the project is to build the sides for the potato bins. Mark the cut lines on the 1×12 slats and get the job done with a circular saw. Smooth the cut edges with sandpaper.

Assembling the frame of the bin

Assembling the frame of the bin

Attach the top and bottom components to the sides, as shown in the plans. Drill pilot holes through the top and bottom slats and insert 1 1/4″ screws into the sides. Make sure the corners are square and align the edges with attention.

Building the partitions

Building the partitions

Next, you need to build the partitions from 1×12 slats. Cut the components using the information from the diagram.

Fitting the partitions

Fitting the partitions

Fit the partitions to the bins, making sure you place them equally-spaced. Drill pilot holes through the top and bottom components and insert 1 1/4″ screws to lock the partitions into place.

Attaching the back to the bin

Attaching the back to the bin

Cut  a piece of 1/4″ piece of plywood and secure it to the back of the potato bin using 5/8″ brad nails. Align the edges with attention, before inserting the nails.

Fitting the front slat

Fitting the front slat

Fit a 1×6 slat to the front of the bins. Drill pilot holes through the side components and insert 1 1/4″ screws into the front slat. In addition, drill pilot holes through the slat and insert 1 1/4″ screws into the partitions.

Potato bin plans

Potato bin plans

Last but not least, you should take care of the finishing touches. Therefore, we recommend you to check if the components are locked into place properly and if the structure is rigid enough. Make sure there are no protruding screws or sharp edges. You can use several bins to make most of your space.

PRO TIP: Fill the holes with a good wood filler and smooth the surface with medium-grit sandpaper. Apply several coats of paint or stain over the components, in order to protect them from decay. Check out the rest of the project to learn more about building garden projects.

 

 

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