DIY Canned Food Organizers

With a family of 7 to feed, my canned food stash was going a bit crazy. I designed and built wood organizers that rotate the oldest dates out first. I also built 2 different sizes. This one will hold up to 12 cans... Woohoo! The others will hold up to 7 and are stackable. This is the best thing to happen to my pantry in a long time! Plus... They cost under $5 a piece to build! You can see the full set of easy plans with lots of photos and tips at

Top Hometalk Projects

13 DIY Projects That Scream Canada
30 Stunning Ways To Display Your Plants
15 Home Improvement DIY Ideas You'll Want To Copy This Month
15 Amazing Projects To Help Make Your Home Look Fabulous
30 Jaw-Dropping Decorating Techniques You've Never Seen Before
Check Out These Wonderful Gift Ideas You Can Do All By Yourself
18 String Art Ideas That You'll Want To Hang In Your Home

Want more details about this and other DIY projects? Check out my blog post!


Have a question about this project?

3 of 7 questions
  • Leo27047990
    on Jul 14, 2017

    Why have the subscriptions by email been deactivated?
  • Ivory
    on Aug 16, 2017

    I am so in love with this, however, in our pantry we only have dry goods in there. All of our can goods are in a small closet turn pantry, In our basement. My hubby installed shelves in there which works wonderful. Do you have ideas for dry goods in kitchen pantry
    • Katrina A Czachor
      Katrina A Czachor
      on Oct 26, 2019

      Dollar stores sell various plastic jars with lids that work great for dry goods. Different sizes and shapes! Screw on lids help keep things dry and bug free. I use huge pickle jars for rice, flour, and cornmeal just like my Mom did. You can tape any Recipes on the inside of the jar to dual purpose a recipe stan.

  • Mike Ramsey
    Mike Ramsey
    on Nov 15, 2019

    Is there a way to down your plans and photo that doesn't include a mass of web porn or having to do screen captures? Thank you,


    Great plans to help new woodworkers learned the craft!!

    • Sherry C
      Sherry C
      on Apr 26, 2020

      Use Ad Blocker. It has saved me a ton of headaches!

Join the conversation

3 of 136 comments
  • Caryl
    on Nov 10, 2019

    I love this!!! So inspiring for me to do in my laundry room / pantry. I do not have space in my kitchen for a pantry. Love, love, love this. Thank you!!

  • Maria
    on Jan 5, 2020

    Shoul not have this many canned foods in the house.

    • Wendy
      on Aug 12, 2020

      I keep my pantry stocked for cooking and baking. I’m not running to a grocery store every time I want to make a meal or bake. What a waste of time. I also do canning. Why not get things on hand when they are on sale. Evidently you love to go to the stores on a regular basis and pay full price. I agree with Mary.

Your comment...