Project Guide

Build a Stacked Tote Tower

1
MEASURE & CUT
Step 1

 Using the measuring tape, measure and mark cuts on the 2- x 4-inch x 8-foot studs according to the cut list.

2
CUT
Cut Diagram 1

Use a circular saw to make the straight cuts on the studs.

Use the sanding block to smooth any rough edges.

3
STAIN & PAINT BOARDS
Step 2

Stain or paint boards prior to assembly if desired.

4
ASSEMBLE SIDES
Step 4

Lay two 30-inch boards vertically so that they are 17½ inches from outside edge to outside edge.


Attach one 17½-inch board across the top of the vertical boards so that it’s flush to the outside and top edges.

5
ASSEMBLE SIDES
Step 3

Flip assembly over and place two 16-inch boards across the frame; set one board 10 inches from the bottom and the other 2½ inches down from the top.

6
ALIGN BOARDS WITH HAND-DRAWN PICTURE
Cuts Diagram 2

Align boards so that one side is flush and the other side is offset 1½ inches, as in the diagram below.

Repeat steps to build a mirror image opposite side.

7
ATTACH SIDES
Step 5

Place two 23¾-inch boards on end flush with the 16-inch cross boards and secure to each of the sides. These create the stops for the plastic bins.

  

Turn the final 23¾-inch board on its side and place between the front legs flush with the bottom of the legs. Secure with screws.

8
CREATE TOP
Step 6

Place five 30-inch sections across top of assembly and secure with screws. 

9
INSERT BINS & COMPLETE
Step 7

Insert bins into slots and complete.