Sister's Remodel #2: Pantry 2

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Blog entry by Nate Meadows posted 11-01-2013 08:10 PM 1983 reads 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Picking up were I left off…

With the shelf tops cut, I could then place them on the ribbing I had put in.

I chose to use the Kreg Micro Jig as my method of attachment. It provide the most amount of screw length with the lest amount of strength lose. Before I assembled the ribbing I had to drill all the pocket holes; it was messy but fun. I applied Titebond III on all the ribs before laying the self down, then secured the self from underneath every 6 inches or so with a 3/4 in Kreg Pocket Hole Screw.

I will be coming back and covering the face which is one reason I chose to face the screw holes in on the outside. The other was for strength.

Again, thanks for reading,

More to follow…

Under the Lazy Susan corners I installed a “plate” and used the standard Kerg Pocket Hole and Screw to attach it.

I drilled a small hole through the center of the Lazy Susan Table and the Lazy Susan Plate so that I could find center as well as pass center on to the shelf below.

I routed out a cavity on the Lazy Susan Plate to fit the actually Lazy Susan but let is stand proud 1/16 of an inch.

Then I kept building!

-- "With a little bit of faith, and some imagination, you can build anything!" Nate

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#1 posted 11-01-2013 09:31 PM

That’s a lot of pocket screws in those shelves…lol, this pantry will be standing when the house has fallen down in 100 years or so…very nice work!

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#2 posted 11-01-2013 09:35 PM

holy hell that is a ton of pocket holes, that piece is probably more screw then wood now lol

-- Nick, “I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it.” – Vincent Van Gogh

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#3 posted 11-01-2013 10:11 PM

Russ and Nick, yes I have used a ton of screws. I have been accused of overbuilding but never under-building, which I am happy with. I would rather never return in my lifetime to fix something I already fixed…that is unless an act of God has deemed it necessary. :)


-- "With a little bit of faith, and some imagination, you can build anything!" Nate

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#4 posted 11-01-2013 10:46 PM

They have a new bug-out shelter! Lol! Looks pretty cool! Love the practical application with the lazy suzan.

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#5 posted 11-01-2013 11:01 PM

...and now they have a safe place to wait out some of the bad storms.

Good work Nate. – Grandpa Len.

-- Mother Nature should be proud of what you've done with her tree. - Len ...just north of a stone's throw from the oHIo, river that is, in So. Indiana.

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#6 posted 11-01-2013 11:46 PM

rock and roll Nate, your the man, so when you get done with her place, you need to get your truck up and set up so you can be the local handyman, i think we hve seen examples of you doing pretty much every phase of construction work….from the lazy susan to the speciality tools …your the man…, thanks for taking the time to post this nate, i love seeing you in action…God bless you for so much work for your sister…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#7 posted 11-02-2013 12:34 AM

That lazy susan idea is inspired! What a great way to provide easier access to items back in the corner and the way you designed it, there is very little wasted space!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#8 posted 11-02-2013 12:57 AM

Yep, it’s progressing as I visualized. The last susan is a very cool feature. Your sister is a lucky lady to have a brother like you!

When you get hers done, head South and redo mine! Then we can saw some logs and send you home with lots of fresh lumber.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#9 posted 11-02-2013 04:34 AM

Nice Work Nate!
I’ve never seen a flush-mounted Lazy Susan before, Great Idea that…
Fun follow-along blog too, I’m glad you decided to take us along!
Lastly, as others have noted, Fine Work at being a Great Brother as well!!

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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#10 posted 11-02-2013 06:21 AM

Well done Nate. You are a good man.

-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese!

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#11 posted 11-02-2013 12:08 PM

Oh yes…......pocket holes! Your lazy susan idea is fantastic.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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#12 posted 11-02-2013 01:02 PM

I like how you are doing that real nice job good day

-- Punk in PA

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#13 posted 11-02-2013 02:16 PM

You need some more structure to hold the extra weight of all those screws! The lazy Susan is a very clever idea, good work as always!


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#14 posted 11-02-2013 03:14 PM

Luke, Thank you! Yes, all I need to do was line it with steel, lead and add a vault door and a contained ventilation system and they would have a panic room:). But, 5ft by 5ft would not fit 9 children and my sister! I have to rethink that:) For now, she’ll just have to settle for a pantry:).

Len, I hope so, once it is done!:) Thanks!

Bob, the Grizzman the Encourager! I am glad you like the sawdust:). I have considered getting my contractors license one day but with my life and injuries I work much to slow for people now adays. Fastfood, fastwork! But how knows what the future holds.

Lew, Thank you. Thats the plan, to maximize space and reduce frustration. I hope it works:).

gfadvm, Thanks for the compliment! I may just do that, I love sawing logs! Its like Christmas every time!

Mike, I am so pleased you like it. I am humbled by you and everyones opinion. I am no different, just doing what any brother would do!

Paul, thank you! Your approval carries much weight!

Rodger, thank you for the enthusiastic support and encouragement.

Punk, thank you very much!

Dave-Right! I get right on that!:) And thanks for the compliment. Not always though, I don’t usually post my failures! I fail allot!

Thank you all!


-- "With a little bit of faith, and some imagination, you can build anything!" Nate

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