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

Diy Cabinet Door Storage Bin Plans To Build Your Own Under Sink Storage And Organize Cabinets #remodelaholic

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.

Get the printable cabinet door storage bin plans

cabinet door storage bins
inspiration image: Better Homes and Gardens

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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!

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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!)

organized cleaning closet with wood cabinet door storage bins
inspiration image: Better Homes and Gardens

 

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Published Aug 8 2012 // Updated Jan 18 2021

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26 Comments

  1. 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.

  2. 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!

  3. 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…

  4. 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. 🙂

  5. 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.

  6. 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!

    1. 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)

  7. 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.

  8. 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. …

    1. 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.

  9. 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…

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