My bin empty and full! 5.08 tons of Blaschak nut. Great feeling. Vig II, that's nice job on the coal bin. Good build and nice design. The clamshell doors are just the way I built my cellar bulkhead doors (3/4" marine ply) except that I added a strip of that thick foam rubber they use under garage doors for a good seal.
Anthony, super looking job on your bin too! Nice to have the "Pop's" help. Looks top shelf. Sheesh it's even sides and roofed!
Berner, The overspill area worked out well. I should add one more board to get the "dam" a little higher. Say 16" or 20" versus the 8" is is now. Then I could surely get more in. As is I could have fit another ton easily. I really just wanted to see what 5 ton looked like in there and more importently, how the floor held up to the weight. After all it's just an old horse stall.