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!
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.
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 ¼″ pocket hole screws
- 1 ¼″ finish nails
- Brad nailer or hammer
- Wood glue
- Power drill
- Vinyl chalkboard labels (optional)
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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.
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 ¾″ and you can use any ¾″ 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 gave it a good sanding, stained it in Provincial and sealed it with a food safe top coat.
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 –
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?!
Did I tell you this bin is perfectly stackable as well? Just eliminate the feet in the other bins and stack them up!
Now, here are 12 awesome plywood projects by talented bloggers to inspire you –
- Outdoor sectional sofa by Remodelaholic
- Mini barn door for a crawl space by The Cofran Home
- Hand lettered “hello” sign by Lemon Thistle
- Easy TV tray by Practical and Pretty
- Rolling storage drawers by Happy Go Lucky
- Mid-century modular lego table by The Created Home
- Entryway bench by Woodshop Diaries
- Farmhouse sign by Our Crafty Mom
- Mid-century daybed by Paper Daisy Design
- Plywood accent wall by Diva of DIY
- Kids chairs with storage by Our House Now a Home
I love this idea! Now if I can just get my husband to build it for me!