Weekend projects - Kitchen storage jars archive
Friday 11 September 2015
Nick Arnull creates a range of storage jars for the kitchen using acrylic tubes and rubber O rings to ensure they are air-tight
I feel sure we all have cupboards full of dried food packets; I know this is a problem often encountered in kitchens today. The packaging is often flimsy and spillages can occur as the resealable tapes often lose their stick.
I have designed a series of food containers that can be varied in height and diameter to cope with the various products in your store cupboard. I have kept the design simple and used acrylic tubes for the inside of the containers to provide a food safe environment for the dried foods to be stored in. I have used English beech (Fagus sylvatica) for the wooden components and lids. The seals are made using simple non-toxic rubber 'O' rings which are easily available; they are set into a small groove in the lid/bung.
The timber could, if you choose, be decorated with the names of the products stored using a pyrography machine or even carved into the surface using carving gouges, but the choice is up to you.
Tools used:10mm round skew chisel
10mm spindle gouge
10mm long-grind bowl gouge
1.5mm parting tool
3mm parting tool
20mm square-ended box scraper
32mm spindle roughing gouge