DIY Root Cellar Storage - Featuring Hobby Farms

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Hobby Farms - Root Cellar Storage

Hope your weekend is getting off to a great start! We wanted to share this super cool idea that we came across at Hobby Farms. Nice root cellar storage, I think would also work great for pantry or basement storage. Lots of options here, which is what makes it so great and functional. 

There is a nice tutorial over at Hobby Farms, the best part is it can be customized to fit your need and space! Be sure to check it out.




Mon, 01/19/2015 - 02:54

I have the pantry from hell and I have been trying for years to work out how to fix it as it is in a narrow under stair room - this will work perfectly with a few amendments. I love this site, thanks Ana.

Tue, 10/20/2015 - 15:02

First picture shown on step 5...

Plank is 3" and there is 6 of them (6x3=18)

And plan sayes it is 16", not counting the gap between the planks...

Plan sucks, dont build it!

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Wed, 10/21/2015 - 08:16

You mean the plan is actually poor, or you think the measurements are incorrect? If the latter, I don't see what you see. There are 6 1x3s, which would measure a total of 15", since 1x3s are 2.5" wide (assuming your 1x3s are actually 2.5". A lot of them vary). The plan says to allow for 1/8" in between them, which would be 5/8". So for a total of 15 5/8". Not quite 16", but certainly not 18".


If the plan is actually poorly designed, I'm sure Ana and everyone else would appreciate hearing exactly how so.

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Wed, 10/21/2015 - 08:28

Really? If you're going to slam someone's plans for having incorrect measurements, be sure you understand lumber dimensions yourself first. A 1x3 board is actually .75" x 2.5". Six boards @ 2.5" each is 15". Add in the 1/8" gap and your 16" cut will work fine. People spend a lot of time and effort to create these plans, which have been provided free to you, so show a little tact next time you don't understand something. The plan doesn't suck.

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