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!
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.
Finally! We have it!
Plus – guess what – I used only all scrap wood!
I added a divider in the middle because things could definitely use some sorting.
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 –
- lumber per the plans.
- Kreg Jig – Check out my full tutorial on how to use the Kreg Jig!
- 1 1/4″ pocket hole screws
- 1 1/4″ finish nails
- Brad nailer or hammer
- Wood glue
- Power drill
- Vinyl chalkboard labels (optional)
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Wooden vegetable storage bin plans
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.
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.
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
The pocket holes will be on both ends of the back and the straight edge of the divider.
Step 3 – Attach plywood
Attach the back to the center divider and the two sides using pocket hole screws and wood glue.
Step 4 – Attach front rail
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.
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.
Like I said… super simple build!
I also added vinyl chalkboard labels to the front of the bins because let’s face it… what is organization without labels?
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 🙂
Look at those raw plywood edges! Aren’t those stripes so pretty?!
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