So, this is a little idea inspired by one of the KOW bookshelves, the need for an in-house firewood holder without replacing an end table and the desire to keep wood crumbs and creepy crawlys somewhat contained.
A couple of things learned here:
1. A bin that will have wood dumped in it can never been too sturdily reinforced. I had to line it with nailers and 2x4's in the bottom and back.
2. They call it "stain" for a reason. This was my first time working with something other than paint, and I am *NOT* a patient person. How long before my hands turn back to their normal color?