Building Grain storage boxes/benches 

Akhilesh Basetty
Troop 125, Fremont

For my eagle project, I organized and led helpers in building and painting grain containers for Tule Ponds. The containers would serve as places to store grain to feed animals, as well as benches for visitors and staff to sit down. Two grain containers were built, and both were 4 feet long, 2 feet deep, and 1.5 feet tall. The containers would be placed in front of the main building at Tule Ponds. The entire structure was made from pressure treated 2 inch by 4 inch wood. First, the wood was marked and cut to size. Then, spray paint was used to coat the pieces of wood in black primer and paint. After drying, the wood was assembled into the two grain containers. The containers were fastened with corrosion resistant wood screws. The lid of the containers opens with hinges for easy access of the grain inside. The grain containers were completed in my backyard and transported to Tule Ponds afterwards. 

   painting pieces building base
Thank you to everyone who came to the project workdays: my family, my uncles, my grandfather, Wilbur, Walter, Saahil, Praniil, Sumanth, Theenash, Siddharth, Aditya, Arjun, Pranav, Shreyas, Shameet, and Aakash. Another thank you to Mr. Cooper and Dr. Blueford for providing the support to make this project possible.
                                       continuing to build box finished box

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