Need ideas for repurposing a huge chest freezer

Owl Posts: 346 ✭✭✭

I have a 12’ beast that is in remarkably good shape but no longer functions. We already have a freezer worm farm and an urban worm farm in the basement so I need other ideas please.


  • Michelle D
    Michelle D Posts: 1,415 ✭✭✭✭✭

    How about making it a root cellar?

  • Cherlynn
    Cherlynn Posts: 169 ✭✭✭

    I greatly recommend sinking that beast into the ground and making a root cellar

  • Lisa K
    Lisa K Posts: 1,838 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited July 2022

    Tom Bartels recommends making a worm bin.

  • Cornelius
    Cornelius Posts: 872 ✭✭✭✭

    You could use it as an ice box with a bucket of ice?

  • annbeck62
    annbeck62 Posts: 994 ✭✭✭✭

    A friend of mine is going to repurpose one into a therapeutic cold plunge pool :)

  • Owl
    Owl Posts: 346 ✭✭✭

    I’m thinking about how I could use it for cold storage of vegetables. My below ground basement stays at 68 degrees year round with heat and air running upstairs so it seems too warm to store much beyond onions and garlic. I wouldn’t know where to start and I’d like to keep it in an unheated shed because it weighs far more than I want to imagine trying to take it down the stairs in my house. It would have to have a way to cool and heat because, in Alabama, if you don’t like the weather, simply wait a minute!

  • Merin Porter
    Merin Porter Posts: 1,026 admin

    I believe David the Good has recommended using old freezers as compost bins in cold climates. Helps keep the compost hot when the outside temps are not....