I hope you are all having a great week! Today I am here to share the 7-can stackable canned food organizers. I will also be sharing my tips and tricks in the pantry and letting you know where I found all of my storage goodies! For those of you that waited 6 months for this post… Bless you! As I mentioned in my DIY Spice Rack post, Ash and I are on a mission to use our love of wood and DIY to create solutions for our kitchens and our homes that help things run more smoothly and efficiently.
Several months ago I tackled my pantry. It is one of the best “kitchen” decisions I have ever made! With a family of 7, we always keep a large variety of canned foods. What did I come up with?? These are individual canned food organizers thats store your cans, and rotate the cans to allow you to use the older dates first. Rather than making 1 single rack, I opted to make them individual so you can make as few or as many as you need for your canned food stash! Here is how they turned out…
You can stack them on top of each other, or use the top piece as a shelf like I did here!
And here they are in a bigger shot…
Organizing my pantry hasn’t solved this though…
(No, he couldn’t wait for me to finish the photos) 🙂 Does this look familiar to anyone else??
Now… Let’s organize our cans!
For each organizer I used 1/4″ hardwood plywood. I bought mine in a 4′x8′ sheet and had the guys at Home Depot cut it down into 11.5″ strips. You can also buy smaller panels like a 2′x2′ or 2′x4′ if you don’t need as many!
I also used a 1×12 for my shelf pieces. These also come in different lengths. I bought an 8′ board because I was making several, but you can buy a smaller one if you are not making as many.
I also use a 1/2″x2″ pine board for my bottom shelf front piece. A 4′ piece will make 8 dividers.
When you break it down, these cost under $5 a piece to make.
For the sides you will need 2 pieces of 1/4″ plywood cut to this…
There will be a small scrap from the middle shelf piece that I will use later on a different step.
Next, I marked both of my side pieces for my shelves! Marking them with a pencil makes lining your shelf pieces up really easy, and it keeps you from having to guess where to nail from the side.
I found a really easy way to do this! I used some scrap pieces cut to the dimensions above to serve as a template for each piece. I would just lay them down, line up my middle shelf , and draw it out quick. No need to measure each time! This saves a ton of time!
Here are the cuts for my shelf pieces…
Excuse my shanty handwriting on the blocks!
Next I used Gorilla Wood Glue and finish nails to attach my shelves like this!
Easy! And because I drew my shelves on the other side, it makes this part simple! Just nail where the shelves are marked!
Next, I added some Gorilla Wood Glue to the shelf pieces, and attached my other side piece!
Now to finish off the front!
I used that scrap piece to cut my front piece.
This is for my middle shelf. I just added a little glue and nailed it in place!
I used a 1/2″ x 2″ pine board for my bottom shelf piece. Each one was 5.25″ long.
My favorite part about these babies is how they rotate my cans! You load the cans through the top, and it allows your older dates to rotate out from the bottom first! LOVE. Make sure to check out my 12 Can Organizers as well!
Now for a few more shots!
I get asked all the time where I found all of my storage goodies! Here is a list!
I LOVE the Snap Ware! It has been so great for my kids and keeps me from having open bags EVERYWHERE!
Here is a great little tip…
You can also see how I easily made my chalkboard labels HERE. They are wet erase… I LOVE them.
And for those of you that missed my door organizers…
That’s it people! At least for now 😉
I hope it inspires you! Thanks so much for stopping by! I would love for you to share this post and pin it below!
You guys are great, and please let me know any questions you may have!