Storing canned food has never been easier! This very efficient can storage unit makes rotating your food storage automatic – and you can customize it to meet your needs. And, it stores a lot without taking a bunch of space.
- Space efficient with convenient access.
- First IN / First OUT, automatic food rotation.
- Approx. 7 ft. high, 14 in thick, and 7 ft. wide (if made as shown. Options exist.)
- Height and length can be easily modified.
- Customizable size to fit your needs.
- Plans include complete drawings and instructions.
Canned Food Storage Details:
Having a little food supply is a great choice for emergency preparedness as well as for simple convenience. We’ve been encouraged to have a little on hand to be prepared for whatever comes — PLUS, it’s a great way to have things when you need them instead of running to the store.
When finding space for storage, Space efficiency and Convenient Access are the two biggest problems. To help conquer these issues, we developed this storage unit that provides both space efficiency and easy access for stored food in cans.
This “Wall-O-Cans” is designed to store canned goods with just a few inches against the wall. To maximize the use of space, cans are stored from floor to ceiling. It looks big, but actually takes only a small part of a room. (We have our unit against the wall of our home office. When covered by a drape, it’s hardly noticed.)
Just put the cans in at one end, and extract them at the other. It’s an easy FIFO – First IN, First OUT canned food storage shelf unit.
Plans include easy to follow, illustrated instructions. . . . See sample plans pages . . .
Although it obviously holds more than usually needed, the number of shelves is an interesting design point. When counting the things to store, the number of different items may surprise you.
For us, when we included several varieties of canned fruit, vegetables, soups, baking supplies, tuna, etc.., (and variations of those items – like pineapple chunks, rings and crushed) we have 30 different items we use regularly! We very rarely have a shelf full, but the convenience of easy storage, automatic rotation and efficiency is wonderful — not to mention the savings when purchasing quantities of the food goods on sale!
If your needs are greater, make this unit with 3 shelves wide. If your needs are smaller, make it 1 shelf wide. (2 shelves width is shown in the pictures.)
Storage unit as shown is approx. 7 ft. high, 14 inches wide, and 7 ft. long. It is intended to fit against a spare wall of a room so it doesn’t take much space. The height and length can be easily modified as needed. It can also be made in a one shelf width configuration to better accommodate your individual needs.
Note: For convenience in getting it into the house and through doorways – and for weight – the unit is built with an upper and a lower half that bolt together. Don’t try to move the unit when it has cans in it.
For Safety: Do not climb on shelves or allow children to climb on or around. Cover the side of the unit with plywood or other material so that climbing is not possible. Anchor the top to the wall so it cannot be tipped over.