How To Build A Stacking Storage Tote
Time Required: Under 2 hours
Although there are many storage solutions out there, getting organized can be a challenge. Too many boxes can look messy and while containers and totes are handy, finding one designated storage space to keep them neat and tidy can be tricky. But making organization work for you doesn't have to be a daunting task. This guide will show you how to build a stacked storage tower you can use for storing everything from toys in the playroom and tools in the garage to stuff in the closet.
Tip: The type of containers you use to organize is completely up to you. Whether you opt for plastic storage bins, a storage box, totes, just be sure that their width and depth match the measurements of your tower.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Insert plastic storage bins into slots.
- Try sliding them in and out to make sure they fit well.
Tip: Depending on how much you need to store, build one or more of these towers and use them side by side for an organized storage unit that gives you easy access to your items.