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. Visit my website for other DIY/woodworking projects!
Step 1: Cutting the Sides
I had some 1/2″ poplar left over from another build so I decided to use that for this project. I cut the boards to 3 1/2″ wide on the table saw then I used my miter saw to cut them to 9 3/4" long with a 20 degree angle on both ends. Since I wanted two baskets I cut a total of four.
Step 2: Cutting the Slats
Next 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″.
Step 3: Attaching the Slats
With the slats cut to length, I used glue and my brad nailer to attach them. I just eye balled my placement, but they are roughly 3/4″ apart. I started with the bottom then moved to the sides.
Step 4: Stacking the Baskets
With the baskets done, I first cut down a board to 2 1/2″ with my table saw, then cut two lengths of 12 1/2″. Then I used glue and screws to attach the boards to the sides of the baskets. I used four on each side.
For 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!