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Photos of our canning closet

Monday, October 10, 2016 13:25
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These photos are to illustrate an article on how we built our canning closet for Self Reliance Magazine, published by Backwoods Home. These are posted so the editor can choose which one she wants.

Photo 1 (539 KB) — boxes of rings stacked on the toilet in an unused bathroom

Photo 2 (1663 KB) — Boxes of empty jars stacked in the shower stall

Photo 3 (281 KB) — Unused bathroom stacked with canning supplies (and books)

Photo 4 (645 KB) — Gutting the bathroom

Photo 5 (1421 KB) — Gutting the bathroom

Photo 6 (1385 KB) — Gutting the bathroom

Photo 7 (643 KB) — Jars stacked in closet

Photo 8 (38 KB) — First shelf installed

Photo 9 (50 KB) — Second shelf installed

Photo 10 (49KB) — All four shelves in

Photo 11 (80 KB) — Like a navy bunk

Photo 12 (121 KB) — Moving jars into the canning closet

Photo 13 (233 KB) — Initial setup of canning closet (large shelving unit)

Photo 14 (223 KB) — Initial setup of canning closet (smaller shelving unit)

Photo 15 (585 KB) — Closet still had a window which permitted sunshine to come in

Photo 16 (353 KB) — Covering the window

Photo 17 (628 KB) — Installing 2×4 shelf supports for new shelves

Photo 18 (368 KB) — Three new shelves

Photo 19 (635 KB) — Dave Duffy visits our canning closet

Photo 20 (2155 KB) — When stacking jars, it’s important to know where things are

Photo 21 (2057 KB) — A small flashlight helps in dark corners

Photo 22 (2052 KB) — When stacking jars, try to use support (such as a shallow box)

Photo 23 (2225) — Shallow boxes from soda cans — ideal for stacking jars

Photo 24 (1799 KB) — Top shelf (too high to reach w/o a ladder) is for storing extra rings, lids, etc.

Photo 25 (1888 KB) — Canning closet today

Photo 26 (2038 KB)– Multiple layers of jars

Photo 27 (2487 KB) — Plastic lattice, cut to size, for earthquake protection

Photo 28 (2029 KB) — The “fruit” shelves

Photo 29 (1975 KB) — Fruits and meats

Photo 30 (2091 KB) — Installing the lattice

Photo 31 (2009 KB) — Upward-facing bracket for holding lattice

Photo 32 (1753 KB) — Downward-facing bracket for holding lattice

Photo 33 (2019 KB) — Earthquake lattice installed

Photo 34 (1982 KB) — Buckets of staples stacked on the floor below the lowest shelf

Photo 35 (2186 KB) — Boxes of empty jars stacked on the floor below the lowest shelf

Photo 36 (1791 KB) — Empty boxes stored on top shelf



Source: http://www.rural-revolution.com/2016/10/photos-of-our-canning-closet.html

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