This step by step diy woodworking project is about storage bin plans. The project features instructions for building a small storage bin, ideal for any pantry, using common materials and tools. Make sure you take a look over the rest of the related projects to see alternatives and more projects for your home, as well as for your backyard. Adjust the dimensions for the bin to suit your needs.
When buying the lumber, you should select the planks with great care, making sure they are straight and without any visible flaws (cracks, knots, twists, decay). Investing in cedar or other weather resistant lumber is a good idea, as it will pay off on the long run. Use a spirit level to plumb and align the components, before inserting the galvanized screws, otherwise the project won’t have a symmetrical look. If you have all the materials and tools required for the project, you could get the job done in about a day. See all my Premium Plans HERE.
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- A – 2 pieces of 1×10 lumber – 10″ long SIDES
- B – 1 piece of 1×8 lumber – 24″ long TOP
- C – 1 piece of 1×10 lumber – 24″ long BOTTOM
- D – 1 piece of 1×10 lumber – 24″ long BACK
- E – 1 piece of 1×4 lumber – 22 1/2″ long FRONT
- 1 piece of 1×10 lumber – 8 ft
- 1 piece of 1×8 lumber – 2 ft
- 1 piece 1×4 lumber – 2 ft
- 1 1/4″ screws
- 1 5/8″ screws
- 2 1/2″ screws
- filler, stain
Storage Bin Plans
The first step of the project is to build the sides for the storage bin. Mark the cut lines on the 1×10 slat and get the job done with a circular saw. Smooth the edges with sandpaper.
Cut a piece of 1×10 lumber for the bottom of the storage bin. Use 1 1/4″ nails and glue to lock the sides to the bottom component. Make sure the edges are aligned and check if the corners are right-angled.
Next, you need to attach the back slat to the frame of the storage bin. Align the edges with attention and secure the slat to the sides using 1 1/4″ screws. Make sure the corners are square for a professional result.
Cut a piece of 1×8 lumber and attach it to the top of the storage bin. Align the edges with attention and secure the slat to the frame using 1 1/4″ finishing nails and glue. Smooth the edges with attention for a professional result.
Cut a 1×4 slat at 22 1/2″ and fit it to the front of the storage bin. Align the edges with attention and make sure they are flush. Insert 1 1/4″ finishing nails through the sides into the front slat to enhance the rigidity of the bin.
Fill the holes and dents with wood putty and let it dry out for several hours. Use 120-200 grit sandpaper to smooth the surface. Remember that you can adjust the design of the storage bin to suit your needs.
Top Tip: If you want to enhance the look of the project and to protect the components from decay, we recommend you to apply paint or stain.
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