New Pantry and New Tool

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Project by clieb91 posted 09-11-2012 02:08 AM 2347 views 2 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So Saturday night I hear my DW yelling something about come upstairs. Of course since I was in my shop it was a bit hard to understand. When I got there I found her in the pantry holding up the wire shelving racks which had decided to break loose from the wall. I quickly got all breakable items off and a few shelves cleaned out (which you can see in pic 3). We then took a breath and cleared out the whole pantry. Fortunately nothing was lost and she is fine. It did not take long to decided that the wire shelves were not going back in there. I did some looking around and found some ideas on the web. What you see in the first two pics is the final outcome.

I spent most of the day yesterday putting it together and finished it tonight. It is supported by 2×3s all the way around and standard pine boards in varying widths make up the shelves. The side boards are secured with pocket hole joints and cut at an angle on the front to avoid the door jam. We were happy to find that we got one extra shelf even though the depths are less it is more organized and we can see everything much better.

Since I had to cut some wider boards I was able to get a birthday gift a month early. I decided on the Craftsman 12 Sliding miter saw based on reviews and information here (Thanks Bob) and also online. It is a nice saw and I am looking forward to it coming down to my shop this week.

Thanks all for looking.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#2 posted 09-11-2012 10:55 AM

Pantries are great. When we created ours, all the wife’s friends got pantry envy. I just used plain shelf boards painted white. It looks very classic farm-ish.

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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#3 posted 09-11-2012 12:07 PM

Wow, those look way nicer tha the box store version.

-- I came, I was conquered, I was born again. ἵνα ὦσιν ἓν

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#4 posted 09-11-2012 01:01 PM

Looks great Chris…let me know how your craftsman works out….mine is about on its last leg and am looking to replace it soon.

If the shelves start to sag over time there are a few tricks to fix that but I don’t think you will have that problem, you’ve use solid wood and not mdf, and you have those wing shelves attached. pretty good design.

Actually my pantry needs the same treatment…..Let me know when your free LOL.

-- Greg - Charles Town, WV

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#5 posted 09-11-2012 01:16 PM

Great upgrade AND you got a new tool! Well done! :)

-- "Keep thy airspeed up, lest the earth come from below and smite thee." - William Kershner

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#6 posted 09-11-2012 03:26 PM

Any project that allows for a new tool is a good project. Congrats on both!

-- Jason - Colorado Springs

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#7 posted 09-11-2012 07:53 PM

nice upgreat :-)
and you are right every honey to do project need a new tool …. LOL

thanks for sharing

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#8 posted 09-11-2012 08:02 PM

Gracious Kovo.
Thanks All, We loaded everything back in last night and tinight I have to clean up the garage to get DWs car back in. I am looking forward to getting my saw in my shop. I will plan to do a review since it has been a while since the last one.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#9 posted 09-11-2012 08:30 PM

I built a cabinet the looks a lot like this. Painted it all white enamel. One thing makes a big difference . I put in a 100 watt bulb over the inside door trim and connected it to a door switch so that it’s only on when someone..BW..has the door open. Now if she could just get around to closing the door.

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#10 posted 09-12-2012 12:28 AM

LOL Padric. I like the idea but between my young daughter and wife I would always be replacing the bulb. There is almost a light in the closet. The contractor that did the kitchen put one in but never hooked it up to a power source, now that the closet is like this I really need to figure out the best place to pull power from.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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