Quick and simple DIY storage solution to store your cans in your pantry made easily with 2×4 wood scraps
We’re only TWO days away from the final reveal of our pantry and I’m still not finished organizing, but I am LOVING how it’s turning out so far! I’m also trying my best to keep you guys updated with what I’m doing in there on Instagram stories, so make sure you follow us over there so that you can see behind the scenes first hand.
I’m so pumped to be bringing you this super easy DIY project that has given us a can storage solution in our pantry. I couldn’t even believe how easy this was to make and I’m sharing all the deets with you guys. My peeps! My fam!
- (1) 2×4
- (1) 1×12
- Wood glue
- Stain color of choice (We love Minwax and used their Early American stain for this.)
- Pair of clamps (We got some cheapola ones from Harbor Freight, but you can also get these inexpensive ones on Amazon)
1. Measure your space to see how wide your base for the shelves needs to be. For us, we did our shelves 11 1/2″ x 18″. Cut to size.
2. Cut your 2×4 to line up with the edge of your shelves so they’re all the same width.
3. Glue one of your cut 2x4s to the edge of your 1×12 board.
4. This step is optional, but for us, we wanted to make sure this was absolutely not going anywhere so we actually turned this over and screwed it together to give some extra hold. This baby ain’t going nowheres.
5. Add the other pieces of wood as shown below. You can screw all your pieces in like we did or you can wait and let the glue dry. We were impatient, so, we screwed them all in. Sue me.
6. Now the fun part – staining! Just a warning, stain looks different on different woods AND it also looks different depending on whether or not you condition the wood ahead of time. We wanted to match these to the shelves, but as luck would have it, we didn’t have the exact stain and we didn’t have it in the budget to go buy more. So, we improvised. We found one that was similar, just not as dark, but decided to leave it on a little longer before we wiped it off. We chose Minwax Early American for our stain.
You can’t even really tell it’s a different color! If you look hard enough you can, but it’s not near enough to bother me! All you have left to do is add your cans and that’s it!
This DIY can organizing solution is super easy and can be done extremely budget friendly. We didn’t even have to buy wood for this, we just used what we had around the house in scraps.
I love how this turned out and am just ITCHING to reveal this pantry to you SO SOON! Eek!