These bins will hold 10, 4# cones of 8/4 spun cotton yarn…or 40#’s. They measure 29 x 20 x 15 inches and hold 102 litres. They cost $12/ea.
This is the pattern of how we stack the cones inside the bins.
We could use mothballs. It is toxic to both insects…and humans. But cotton is not susceptible to attack by moths. There may be other reasons to use it such as its repellence to mice. Mothballs need to be used in air tight containers and containers need to be stored in a location outside of human occupation. We will keep an eye on our containers and see if we need to use them, although we doubt it.
I’m unloading the back of my truck today directly into these bins and then these will be hauled to the back of our shed and await placement in our weaving shop once it’s completed.