Walk-In Cold Storage Room in Your Basement - DIY Root Cellar

$600
6 Months
Medium

In 2003, I decided to build myself a cold storage room in my home basement. Homesteaders name this a Positive Cold Room.

The goal was to store garden kitchen vegetable, canning, canned food and beverages. Of course, one of my wishes was to be able to walk in the cold to access to the shelves (Walk-in Cold Room).

I built removable shelves inside and wooden vegetable bins.

For detailed building instructions: ---> Build a Cold Room in Basement
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Cold Storage Room and Ventilation pipes. See how to build it: http://www.usa-gardening.com/cold-storage/cold-storage-room.html
Gravity ventilation system.
Cold Room shelves to store canning. See how to build it: http://www.usa-gardening.com/cold-storage/cold-storage-room.html
Shelves design.
Walk-in Cold Room in my basement. See how to build it: http://www.usa-gardening.com/cold-storage/cold-storage-room.html
Idea for food preservation.
Positive Cold Room with vegetable bins. See how to build it: http://www.usa-gardening.com/cold-storage/cold-storage-room.html
How to build a vegetable bins in a positive cold room.
For detailed building instructions, click on the link below:

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2 questions
  • M.laudy
    on Jul 17, 2016

    Is there a preference between pvc pipe or aluminum for the cold air ducts?

  • S.
    on Nov 19, 2019

    Any problem with rodents?

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  • EricColbert
    on Nov 4, 2014

    That's a gorgeous set-up for pantry storage! And looks really simple too! Can't believe the price to build the pantry was actually this cheap though but what I'd really like to know, is how you keep the cold in though and how you are making the room air-tight. Hope you can share more information on that!

  • Pascal Tremblay
    on Apr 6, 2015

    Eric, see the pipe system back of the shelves. Cold room is located in basement. Basement supply the cold needed.

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