DIY Vegetable Storage Bin with Dividers

Easy DIY Vegetable storage Bin with divider. It is a perfect beginner woodworking project or a great way to use up the scraps and organize the kitchen or any other area!

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I have been looking for a way to store my root vegetable for a while…I have been piling them into a basket that is way too small for all of them on the floor in the pantry.

My long to-make list has had a “DIY vegetable bin” for a long time.

Easy DIY Vegetable storage Bin with divider | Perfect beginner woodworking project | Scrap wood project idea | kitchen organization solution

Finally! We have it! 

UPDATE: I made a new corner vegetable bin too! 

Plus – guess what – I used only all scrap wood! I added a divider in the middle because things could definitely use some sorting.

Easy DIY Vegetable storage Bin with divider | Perfect beginner woodworking project | Scrap wood project idea | kitchen organization solution

It turned out so great! I actually think I will just keep it on the counter!

It was super easy to whip up this storage bin using mostly scrap plywood and a few boards. It only took me about an hour!

Speaking of plywood, this project is a part of the Plywood Pretty Challenge! Be sure to check out a ton of plywood projects at the bottom of this post!

DIY Vegetable storage bin

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Materials needed for DIY Vegetable Storage Bin –

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Wooden vegetable storage bin plans

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

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How to build a fruit and vegetable storage bin

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

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Step by step tutorial for  DIY vegetable bin –

Step 1 – Make all the cuts

  • Cut out the all the lumber per the plans.
  • For the handles –  make a template – 1.5″ wide and 3″ long, trace it on the plywood and cut it out using a jigsaw.
Easy DIY Vegetable storage Bin with divider | Perfect beginner woodworking project | Scrap wood project idea | kitchen organization solution

Note – I ended up doing this after building the bin but I recommend doing it before so you can clamp the two sides together and cut in one go.

Step 2 – Make pocket holes

Easy DIY Vegetable storage Bin with divider | Perfect beginner woodworking project | Scrap wood project idea | kitchen organization solution

The pocket holes will be on both ends of the back and the straight edge of the divider.

Step 3 – Attach plywood

Easy DIY Vegetable storage Bin with divider | Perfect beginner woodworking project | Scrap wood project idea | kitchen organization solution

Attach the back to the center divider and the two sides using pocket hole screws and wood glue.

Step 4 – Attach front rail

Easy DIY Vegetable storage Bin with divider | Perfect beginner woodworking project | Scrap wood project idea | kitchen organization solution

Attach front rail using wood glue and finish nails.

Step 5 – Add the bottom slats

Attach the bottom slats using wood glue and finish nails.

Easy DIY Vegetable storage Bin with divider | Perfect beginner woodworking project | Scrap wood project idea | kitchen organization solution

The spacing between the slats is 3/4″ and you can use any 3/4″ board to space the slats out.

Step 6 – Attach feet

Attach 4 blocks cut from 2×2 for the feet using wood glue and finish nails.

That’s it!

Easy DIY Vegetable storage Bin with divider | Perfect beginner woodworking project | Scrap wood project idea | kitchen organization solution

Like I said… super simple build! 

I gave it a good sanding, stained it in Provincial and sealed it with a food safe top coat.

Easy DIY Vegetable storage Bin with divider | Perfect beginner woodworking project | Scrap wood project idea | kitchen organization solution

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

Remember, you can download the printable plans for the bin below – 

DOWNLOAD THE PRINTABLE PLANS

I designed the dimensions to go into my pantry shelves but it works perfectly on the countertop too.

I am tempted to leave it there 🙂

Easy DIY Vegetable storage Bin with divider | Perfect beginner woodworking project | Scrap wood project idea | kitchen organization solution

Look at those raw plywood edges! Aren’t those stripes so pretty?!

Did I tell you this bin is perfectly stackable as well? Just eliminate the feet in the other bins and stack them up!

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Yield: 1 vegetable storage bin with dividers

Easy DIY Vegetable storage Bin with divider. It is a perfect beginner woodworking project or a great way to use up the scraps and organize the kitchen or any other area!

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Instructions

  1. Make all the cuts per the plans. For the handles –  make a template – 1.5″ wide and 3″ long, trace it on the plywood and cut it out using a jigsaw.
  2. Make pocket holes.
  3. Attach the back to the center divider and the two sides using pocket hole screws and wood glue.
  4. Attach front rail using wood glue and finish nails.
  5. Attach the bottom slats using wood glue and finish nails.
  6. Attach 4 blocks cut from 2×2 for the feet using wood glue and finish nails. That's it!
  7. Paint and stain the color of your choice, but be sure to seal it with a food safe top coat.

Anika's goal is to inspire and empower beginners with woodworking, DIY, home improvement, and home decor ideas.
She wants everyone to unlock their creative potential and experience the feeling that comes with making something. Nothing feels better better than seeing something and saying "I can make that!"

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