Build a vegetable rack that can be used for produce storage or as a drying rack! Free step by step plans with full diagrams from Ana-White.com
- 4 – 2x2 @ 8 feet long
- 14 – 1x3 @ 8 feet long
- 7 – 1x2 @ 8 feet long
- 1 ¼” and 2” brad nails
- 2” self tapping screws
- Recommend also 2 ½” PH screws
- 4 – 2x2 @ 41 ½” (legs)
- 16 – 1x3 @ 23 ½” (side drawer glides)
- 2 – 2x2 @ 41” (LP to SP, both ends cut at 60 degrees off square, ends parallel)
- 4 – 2x2 @ 20 ½” (longest points, one end cut at 60 degrees off square, other at 30 degrees off square, ends are cut in same direction but not parallel)
- 4 – 1x3 @ 25 ¼” (front/back supports)
- 14 – 1x2 @ 23 ½”
- 14 – 1x2 @ 20 ½”
- 49 – 1x3 @ 23 ½”
Please read through the entire plan and all comments before beginning this project. It is also advisable to review the Getting Started Section. Take all necessary precautions to build safely and smartly. Work on a clean level surface, free of imperfections or debris. Always use straight boards. Check for square after each step. Always predrill holes before attaching with screws. Use glue with finish nails for a stronger hold. Wipe excess glue off bare wood for stained projects, as dried glue will not take stain. Be safe, have fun, and ask for help if you need it. Good luck!
It is very important to make sure that the ends are built identical and square. The side rails will actually serve as drawer guides, so you will want to make sure the guides are attached square too. I recommend first taking all of your 2x2 legs and marking all of them at the same time with the side rail locations. Then you can attach.
You can attach the siderails with 2” brad nails and glue.
The X braces will add strength to the project and keep it square.
The X braces can be scribed by tracing the angles before and then cutting on your traced lines.
Both braces are NOT required, you can use just one.
Attach from the inside with 1-1/4" brad nails and glue.
Once both legs are done, all you have to do is add the front/back supports.
And then build trays. Trays must be built square to slide right.
TIP: Build one tray first and make sure it slide right. Then build remaining trays.
Serena felt like the original instructions made the top shelf too tight for accessing produce, so we modified to place the front support on top. She blocked the front just for decorative purposes. This makes the top shelf much larger.
It is always recommended to apply a test coat on a hidden area or scrap piece to ensure color evenness and adhesion. Use primer or wood conditioner as needed.
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