Build This Outdoor Cold Cellar

Build a wood box, bury it part way in the ground, lay on a cover, and viola! You have an outdoor cold cellar to store vegetables for the winter.

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A cross section of the cold cellar. Note that the earth piled up around the edges is of the box is slanted so that water will run off the mound and away from the wood.
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