So here's the situation. It is fall. The harvest rolls in. Now you've got a whole pile of potatoes and onions. What do you do with them all winter? You could use some bags or crates, but that tends to get dirt everywhere, always be in the way, and makes hard to get a few out when dinner calls.
Here's the design I came up with to solve that problem. It consists of a large, divided crate capable of handling several hundred pounds of ground-grown goodness. But unlike a crate there's a hopper on the bottom so you can easily just grab a few and since it's a FIFO (first in, first out) arrangement, you use up your oldest food first to help prevent spoilage.
I think what I came up with is an elegant and easily constructed solution to these problems.
(Even if I do say so mesself...)
Enough teaser. Let's get started!
Step 1: What you need
* 6 2x2's
* lots of lattice slats - you know, that stuff the hardware store sells for around the bottom of decks and gazebos. I cut my own down from 2x4's because I didn't want to run into town. Not really worth it. Just buy the slats.
* lots of 1 inch brads
* a few grabber screws
* some OSB chip-board
* a saw of some kind
* screwdriver, drill, and optionally a countersink for the screws
* a 16ga brad nailer or stapler - yeah, I know, usually I try and write these instructables so that you can get by without special tools. This time, however, you really need something that can lay down some nails fast and easy or you'll go crazy.
* It may seem hard to believe, but a reasonably competent person could knock one of these out in an evening after work! (Took me two.)