Hello, hello! This is Justin from Remodelaholic. Now that we’ve moved to a smaller home, that is lacking in the storage department, we have been searching far and wide for ways to hide all of our stuff. Every little space counts, right? So, when Cassity saw this cabinet door storage bin on Better Homes and Gardens she knew it was a great solution for our small home.
She asked me if I could make this. I love to make things and told her absolutely, put it on my honey do list…(that seems to only get longer, and longer… and longer!) Behind the cabinet doors on our existing bathroom vanity, we have the perfect place for these storage bins. It seems to me, that underneath vanity cabinets there are usually no shelves. So, this space could use some better organization, hence the bins.
I wanted to share with you today, the plans on one way somebody could build them. Here is to you and I both getting better organized.
List of tools:
- circular saw or hand saw
- jig saw
- compass (to layout the curves on the sides)
- finishing nails
- nail set
- wood filler
- putty knife
- sander block
- sand paper
- paint supplies
List of materials:
- (1) 1 x 4 x 96” select pine board (actual dimensions are 3/4” x 3 1/2” x 96”)
- (4) 2” zinc mending plates (these could be painted as well as the screw heads, to match the paint of the storage bins.
- (4) #10 x 5/8 in. Zinc-Plated Flat-Head Phillips Wood Screws
- (4) #10 x 5/8 in. Zinc-Plated Steel Pan-Head Phillips Wood Screws
- (12) 1 1/2” finishing nails
- paint of your choice
- the width may vary depending on lumber chosen, make adjustments to the plans as needed.
- the length of the bin will vary depending on the width of the cabinet door.
- the material thickness may vary depending on lumber chosen, make adjustments to the plans as needed.
- (2) Sides– 7” x 3 1/2” x 3/4”
- (1) Bottom– 10 1/2” x 3 1/2” x 3/4”
- (1) Front – 12” x 3 1/2” x 3/4”
1. Cut the bottom to the length of 10 1/2”
2. Cut the sides to a rough length of 7 1/2”. Layout the pattern of the curves with a pencil compass. Cut along the line of the curve with a jig saw. Sand edges with sandpaper until smooth. Nail the sides to the bottom using finishing nails. Set the nails below the surface and patch with wood filler.
3. Cut the front to a length of 12”. Nail the front in place with finishing nails. Set the nails below the surface. Patch with wood filler and sand smooth.
4. Attach 2” mending plate with flat-head screws, Have the plate over hang the storage bin about 3/4” (see image below).
5. Attach storage bin to cabinet door with pan-head screws.
So there you are. A free plan on how to build your own cabinet door storage bin. I hope that if you build this that you will share with us your photos of the finished product.
Have fun building and be safe!
P.S. if you like these plans be sure to check out our wall mount storage bins!