A friend asked me if there were plans for the kitchen shelves and wash station I’ve built for festivals. There weren’t, but there are now!

At some point I’ll redo these in CAD, but for now my sketches should be good enough to build from.

  • Materials: These should be built out of decent-quality plywood. 5/8″ is recommended as the best strength-to-weight choice but 3/4″ will work. If you have scrap plywood it’s definitely possible to use it; the second set of these I built used only one new sheet. You can adjust the depth of the two lower shelves on the right to make better use of scrap, but make sure you adjust the slot depths too.
  • Basins: These shelves were designed to be used with a particular transparent, lidded basin available at many retailers (Canadian Tire in Canada and Target in the US at least). I don’t have the model number but it was made by Sterilite and has about a 12 litre capacity. If you can’t find this exact basin something around that size will work, but make sure you adjust the cutout size. The cutout should be smaller than the container for obvious reasons. The container should sit 1/2 – 1″ above the plywood to allow the lids to be snapped on and off more easily (see photo below).When in doubt make the cutout too small – it’s easier to make it bigger but difficult to make it smaller :)


Anyway, here are the plans. Enjoy, and please let me know if you have any suggestions for improvements!

Also Marc R-N drew this in Sketchup!


The plans are Copyright 2017 firetiger@modernduck.com, and licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-Sharealike 4.0 International.