The old coal bin was a largely useless space. Because the porch overhead leaked, it was always damp. There was a single bare-bulb fixture perfectly situated for slicing the scalp of anyone even approaching adult height, and a rough concrete floor. Plumbing passed through it and dust and dirt rained down from the ancient deck.
A few years ago I fixed the porch problems. The coal bin stayed on the back burner while I worked on other rooms and my boat. This winter I went back and turned the coal bin into storage space. If you want to know what it looked like to start with, see the porch renovation.
All images and text Copyright Dale Austin, 1962-2008