DIY Cabinet Door Storage Bin Woodworking Plans
Build your own cabinet door storage bin set with these easy woodworking plans! Organize under your kitchen sink or bathroom cabinets by adding accessible storage for small items.
Add more space-saving storage with DIY built-in storage between the studs or these wall storage bins.
Whether your home is large or small, old or new — every little space counts when it comes to storage and organizing!
Cassity saw a wood cabinet door storage bin in Better Homes and Gardens magazine way back in 2012 and asked if I could make one like it.
You bet I can! And of course, we’ve got the plans so you can, too.
I hope that if you build this that you will share with us your photos — we love to see your work!
DIY Cabinet Door Storage Bin Plans
This is an easy woodworking plan on how to build your own cabinet door storage bin.
We’ve even updated and revised the plan to include additional tips for adjusting the size and a template for the curved sides.
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Cabinet Storage Bin Plans
The 8-page detailed printable woodworking plan includes
- full materials and tools list
- beginner-friendly instructions and diagrams
- how to adjust the bins to fit the width of your cabinet and/or the depth you need
These bins are designed using affordable 1×4 boards and installed using 2″ mending plates for easy and durable installation.
Even at 2021 lumber prices (!), it’ll cost you only $10-15 max to build TWO of these cabinet storage bins.
All you’ll need is a jigsaw and a circular saw (though a compound miter saw makes the straight cuts easier and more accurate, plus then you can build all of these, too!).
Assemble using a hammer and nails (and recommended wood glue) — though again, a brad nailer is faster and opens up a whole slew of other projects you can build more effectively, too!
Where to Use Cabinet Door Storage Bins
These bins are a great size for using in a bathroom vanity, kitchen cabinets, or a pantry cabinet. (Though we do recommend pantry roll-outs if you can because we love ours!)
Organize smaller items in the bins using small storage trays and containers.
Bathroom Cabinet Door Storage
There usually aren’t any shelves in a vanity, so these under sink organizing bins that attach to the door helps solve the problem of organizing smaller items (like soap, hair supplies, and toilet paper) in a deeper cabinet.
Kitchen Cabinet Door Storage
In the kitchen, a set of these cabinet door organizers can hold tin foil and plastic wrap boxes, paper towels, container lids, etc.
Cleaning Closet or Pantry
Like in the image below, you can store cleaning supplies, spray bottles, and even your whole cleaning binder in these door storage bins!
(And if you love that paper towel holder, we found one like it at Home Depot or at Target. High five!)
If you like these plans be sure to check out:
- DIY In-Between Studs Storage Tutorial
- Wall Mount Storage Bins
- Cubby Toy Storage Shelf
- Tall Shoe Cubby for the Entryway
- Easy IKEA Hack Entry Organizing
Published Aug 8 2012 // Updated Jan 18 2021
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LOVE these! Thanks for sharing such a great project. Adding to my “build someday” board on pinterest 😉
Thank you Korrie! I love it when people pin things!
What a wonderful idea! I’ll have to forward this to my husband and have him put it on his honey do list!
I love this. I need these on all my doors under my sinks. Those sink cabinets are always a complete mess. This would really help me be more organized.
Justin–this is brilliant! We don’t have a linen closet in our home so everything gets shoved under neath our sink… I think I have a new project for Jon to build!
Katie, I am glad that you like it. Good luck with it. Let me know how it turns out when you get to it.
I might have to use the wall mount storage bin idea to hold the hundreds of books (exaggeration) that my 3 year old has accumulated.
Justin, thank you for the reminder. Years ago we had a kitchen pantry with shelves like these, but I had not thought of the for the dreaded bathroom vanities. Guess what is going on my hubby’s list…
Thank you SO much for the detailed, easy-to-follow plans. Like some of the other ladies that commented, this goes next on my husband’s “please make for me” list – in fact he already has an email with the link here. 🙂
Ooh, where’s the pictures of the ones you built?
This has got to be the best idea ever! I can’t wait to try it. Do you have to use an extra light wood to keep the shelves from being too heavy for the door?
I hope you’ll link this up today (or anytime this weekend) at One Creative Weekend on OneCreativeMommy.com.
So, I gotta know… What is the last shelf of the bathroom organizer labeled? The one holding the toilet paper? You’ve got “Relax”, “Pamper” and then??? :0)
This is a great idea! Can’t wait to try it myself!
Well the picture is from BHG so not totally sure… my money is on “wipe” Which is why they chose to cut it out! (NO! I’m kidding, I really don’t know)
WoW what a great website you have. This site seems to have some good ideas for cabinets too. http://www.27estore.com/wood-wall-panels
Thanks for sharing the idea and most importantly the HOW TO! Can’t wait to get my hubby to build them!
Who doesn’t need more organized storage, right? Good luck on the project!
My daughter asked me to make these storage units for her. I have one recommendation, if you are gone to added these bins to a hollow core door, I would screw the bins to a sheet of hard board then mount the hard board to the inside of the door. This way you will only use a couple of hollow core fasteners.
Great idea!! Thanks for the recommendation!
This is kinda off the subject but I have been looking for a paper towel holder like that. Where did you find it?
Jessica, This is a plan that we created, I don’t know if it is available for sale.
Just curious if you have thought about the hinges and if the weight now in the door will make the doors sag after a while. I’ve wanted to do this on my closet door, but our contractor said it would warp the door within a year. …
Laura, that is a good point that you bring up. I think it all depends on what you put in the shelves and what your door is make of. If you are placing heavier things on the door you might want to consider bigger hinges. Thanks for the comment.
These are beautiful and I love the plans! We just bought a new apartment (in NYC, so space-saving is key), and the washer and dryer are in a closet. I have always used those tiered wire racks installed inside the door to hold my laundry supplies, but because the door panel is recessed, they won’t fit this time, and I really want something that looks more custom and premium. These are PERFECT!!! Thank you! Now to find someone to build them…
Have you ever thought of building these?!?! Hint, hint. =)
We love those! Good thing our amazing friend Ana White has built them so you can too! 😉 https://www.ana-white.com/2010/04/plans-wall-book-racks-easy-and-inexpensive-organize-your-playroom-today.html
I will definitely try this in my home