Build Your Own Underground Root Cellar
Since 1973, Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins have offered practical, hands-on instructions designed to help readers master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily. There are now more than 170 titles in this series, and their remarkable popularity reflects the common desire of country and city dwellers alike to cultivate personal independence in everyday life.
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12 inches 6-mil plastic sheeting 8-foot by 12-foot air vent Attach batt batter boards block root cellar blocks in place bottom Caulk cement concrete block root Concrete block walls concrete footing concrete mix corner stake corners are square cost course of blocks Cover the roof crates or baskets cubic ft cubic yd cutaway view door frame entrance ramp entrance wall excavation excess mortar exterior plywood feet wide fill the cores footing trench fruits and vegetables gravel hardware cloth headers hole hook and eye humidity interior door keep kerosene keyhole saw layers lintel mark mason's line metal Mortarboard Nail in place naphthenate original stakes potatoes pressure-treated lumber rafters ready-mixed concrete Root vegetables sand scrap lumber shelter shelves side Spread mortar stairway wall Step 11 straw stringer Sump pump Tap the block tape measure top course trowel vertical supports Weatherstrip wet concrete wheelbarrow wood preservative