DIY Rotating Can Dispenser
DIY Rotating Can Dispenser

Canned food arrived in our cupboards by way of the British inventor and businessman Bryan Donkin. Donkin bought a patent for a tin food container designed to be sealed and heated to preserve food.

The inventor behind the patent was a Frenchman named Philippe Girard. Donkin bought the patent for £1,000 and spent two years reworking it for mass production.

Today, most households keep some staple canned food – tinned tomatoes, baked beans, chicken soup etc. but finding them when they are jumbled up in the back of the cupboard can be irritating.

This project not only allows you to grab the right tin every time, but it also means that you use the oldest stock first and can see at a glance when something is running low.

DIY Rotating Can Dispenser - Screwed onto the boards

It’s quick and easy to build. And is inexpensive when built from scrap materials from your previous projects. You can personalize it to fit in the space available in your home.


  • ½ Plywood
  • ¾ Plywood
  • Sand Paper
  • Wood Glue
  • Primer
  • Paint


  • Nail Gun
  • Table Saw
  • Paint Brush

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Thanks to Wilker Do’s for this great project. You can get step by step instructions here

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