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DIY Veggie/Fruit Stroage Rack

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I have been wanting to make something simple to hold all my fruits and veggies, so I quickly built a very easy wooden storage rack.

Here is a video showing the build process:

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My boards were already 3 1/2″ wide and I thought that was perfect, so I left them as is. I used my miter saw to cut them to length, but instead of cutting them at a 90 degree angle, I went ahead and put a 20 degree angle on both of the ends, making them 9 3/4″ long. Since I wanted two baskets I cut a total of four.I had some 1/2″ poplar left over from another build so I decided to use that for this project. However, you can purchase a 1 x 6 x 10′ pine board to get one basket.

IMG_0034 MarkupNext I cut a few thin strips, with my table saw, to make some slats. I made my slats 1 1/8″ wide. Once I had those cut, I used my mitersaw to cut them to length at 14 1/4″. IMG_0035With the slats cut to length, I used glue and my brad nailer to attach them. IMG_0036I started with the bottom then moved to the sides. I think these are cool just by themselves! They would make a cute Easter table decoration…throw some color straw in there and have a place for your kiddo’s eggs to sit. IMG_0038With those done, I figured out how far apart I needed them to be so that I could still reach everything. I decided on 12 1/2″. So I first cut down a board to 2 1/2″ with my table saw, then cut two lengths of 12 1/2″. IMG_0041 MarkupThen I used glue and screws to attach the boards to the sides of the baskets. I went ahead and used four on each side. IMG_0045For a finish I used a raw linseed oil and beeswax polish. Then I filled it full of fruits and veggies then stuck it in my kitchen!

This is a very simple project and only takes a little over an hour, so if you need a fruit/veggie storage rack, try making one yourself instead of buying it! Download the free set of plans here!
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