DIY Corner Vegetable Storage Bin

Step by step plans, tutorial and video showing you how to build a DIY corner vegetable storage bin perfect for root vegetables or fruits or really any organization!

DIY corner vegetable bin with fruits and vegetables and text overlay

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Ever since we moved to this home, I have been planning to build a corner vegetable bin for all my root vegetable and fruits.

I built a divided produce bin a couple of years ago and it worked well till we had counter space or shelf space.

In the new home, we had neither.

But we did have floor space! So that’s where it ended up…

Old two bin divided vegetable bin on the floor with onions and potatos

It’s time for better organization in this corner of the kitchen.

Enter the DIY vertical storage bin.

DIY corner vegetable bin with fruits and vegetables.

This isn’t good just for potato and onion storage, it also has space for fruits and tomatoes… all of which were taking up precious counter space!

Now that is an organization win!

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DIY Corner Vegetable Bin

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How to Build the Corner Vegetable Bin –

Below is a full video tutorial showing how I built this easy DIY corner vegetable bin. Step by step instructions and details follow.

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Step by Step Tutorial –

Be sure to download the printable plans for this bin to follow along.

Step 1 – Make Cuts

There are three major cuts that need to be made.

  • Plywood for the sides
  • Plywood for the bin bottoms
  • 1 x 6 boards for the sides
cutting plywood for bottom of vegetable storage bin

The plywood can be cut using a circular saw.

The cut on the 1×6 is a little more complicated and needs a jigsaw. The exact dimensions and how to cut out the shapes are in the printable plans.

Cutting angles on 1x6 board using a jig saw

Step 2 – Attach Sides

  • Use wood glue and finish nails to attach the two plywood sides at 90°.

These will make the corner. Unfortunately I lost a picture of this step but it is pretty straight forward.

If you like, you can also use a Kreg Jig and join the two plywood pieces using pocket holes.

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Step 3 – Attach Bin Bottoms

  • Mark the location of the bin bottoms on the plywood sides.
  • Align the bin bottoms and attach using wood glue and finish nails from the outside.
Attaching the bin bottoms for the corner vegetable bin

Tip – To make sure you know exactly where to add the nails, measure and draw a line on the outsides of the plywood.

Step 4 – Attach Bin Sides

  • Attach the 1×6 bin sides using wood glue and finish nails on both sides of the storage bin.
attaching sides to the vegetable bin diy

The basic skeleton of the corner bins is now ready.

The next step is to attach the front slats which is probably the trickiest part of this project.

Step 5 – Attach Front Slats

This one is slightly complicated.

It is an iterative process and subjective depending on the natural variation between wood thicknesses and human error.

Below is a broad framework of how I measured and cut out the front slats.

attaching fronts of the vegetable storage bin.
  • Measure the exact distance between the edges of the 1×6 bin sides and cut a bevel on a 1 x 4 board accordingly.
  • You need to then chop off about 1/4″ from the sharp end of the bevel to line up the slat.
  • Align the slat to the front of the bin and attach using wood glue and finish nails.

That’s it! The corner storage bin is ready for a finish!

Step 6 – Finish the Vegetable Bin

You can paint or stain the vegetable bin in the color of your choice. I used Make Brand Co finishing oil with wax because it is low VOC and food safe.

On a side note, I love this finishing oil. I used scrap pine and plywood which resulted in yellow pine and variation of color. But I can’t wait to use it on good quality wood!

I also added vinyl chalkboard labels to the front of the bins because let’s face it… what is organization without labels?

close up of corner vegetable storage bin with oranges and chalkboard label

I cannot be happier with this solution!

  • It is absolutely perfect for all that we need to store.
  • I have so much more counter space!
  • Plus, I was able to use up a bunch of scrap plywood and other boards!

WIN! WIN! WIN!

DIY Vegetable Bin Plans

Grab a copy of printable plans to build this corner vegetable bin by clicking the button below.

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Full DIY corner vegetable storage bin with onions, potatoes and oranges plus bowl of tomatoes on the top.

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Learn how to build a DIY corner vegetable storage bin. It is perfect for root vegetables, other veggies or fruits and makes a great quick kitchen organization project!

Instructions

  1. Cut plywood for the sides per the plans using a circular saw or table saw.
  2. Cut plywood for the bin bottoms using a circular saw. A Jig Saw will work too.
  3. Cut 1 x 6 boards for the sides using a jig saw. With the exception of plywood for the sides, the cuts are involved and require exact measurement. Please refer to the printable plans for the exact dimensions.
  4. Use wood glue and finish nails to attach two plywood sides at 90°. These will make the corner. If you like, you can also use a Kreg Jig and join using pocket holes.
  5. Mark location of the bin bottoms on the plywood sides.
  6. Align the the bin bottoms and attach using wood glue and finish nails from the outside.
  7. Attach the 1x6 bin sides using wood glue and finish nails on both sides of the storage bin.
  8. Measure the exact distance between the edges of the 1x6 bin sides and cut a bevel on a 1 x 4 board accordingly. You need to then chop off about 1/4" from the sharp end of the bevel to line up the slat.
  9. Align the slat to front of the bin and attach using wood glue and finish nails.
  10. Paint or stain the vegetable bin in the color of your choice.
  11. Add chalkboard labels to the front of the bins.

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13 Comments

  1. Love this, Anika!!! So many finishes you could do on this too! Hope you’ll come by and share at Homestyle Gathering!

  2. I love it!! I may have to give that a try. I did obediently follow you on Instagram so I can see what you make next!!

  3. I read a lot of blog posts!! This is great content work.

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