Seed Storage Box

by Charlotte Walker

About a month ago I decided that we needed a nice wooden box to store all of our seeds in one place. Growing food is a key part of our lifestyle and being organized is always a good thing. Nice storage is always a bonus.

I found a great DIY tutorial, we had all the materials , and I just about started the box as per the plans, but in the end I made a different box. I cheated.  I found something already built in the workshop that we had no use for. Instead of making a new box, I just re-purposed this “almost box”.  All it needed was a lid and refinishing. Everything used was scrounged up from the workshop so the box didn’t cost me anything other than a few hours of time.

My nifty seed storage box.

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Had I not found a way to make use of something we already had, I would have made the box in that tutorial. I still might make a few for storing trinkets. I really like it!  You can find the instructions here!

I think their directions are really great, even for a novice like myself and I love that they provide a link to vintage seed catalog covers that you can print and decorate the box with.

I used natural milk paint in Fort York Red (with a splash of bonding agent) and hemp oil to finish it. I get my supplies at Homestead House a Canadian company. As a family that tries to be as chemical free as possible both inside and out, we use natural, non toxic paints, stains, oils whenever possible.IMG_9996

However you make it, if you are a seed hoarder like me, you might find a box like this handy.

 

 

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