Easy Fruit/Veggie Holder




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!

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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!

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16 Discussions

Kink Jarfold

1 year ago on Step 4

Yes, this is a lot better than leaving them in a bowl on the kitchen counter or table.

Your fan, Kink


2 years ago

If i extended the slats to 20" do you think they would need a support in the middle?


3 years ago

I'm going to tackle this, this weekend.

okay, you have ignited my "woodworker flame" from shop class in 1970. I am now on the hunt for used table saw, mitre saw, and brad nailer. Simple projects like this, will help with my recovery from a severe mental disorder. Hopefully, I can find a woodworking design people would like to purchase. A cottage business in the making.


4 years ago

Caution... do NOT use pallet wood for this. Most of it has had chemicals applied. Great idea. I am definitely building this.

2 replies

Reply 4 years ago

Not true. The ones treated are stamped. Most are NOT treated. A small percentage are. And its usually pesticides. I look out for these when burning in the wood stove.

I only used scraps for this project so I spent zero. However, if you were to buy the wood, I would think around $20 if you went with poplar. This really is a great project for scrap though!

chris higgins

4 years ago

great idea looks like im building it real soon

Sajjad Ahmed

4 years ago

Looks very neat. I like it!


4 years ago on Introduction

This looks so cool! I love the two tier look to it, excellent space saver!