Pantry shelves

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Project by PirateOfCatan posted 02-07-2009 05:26 PM 1783 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I promise this project does not involve brick (fake or real).

The Wife and I recently bought our first house. We gained a lot more than we lost from our previous apartment (like a dry ~500sq ft basement with 7’6” clearance… or my future shop). The thing we miss the most is not paying for repairs. A very close second is the large closet we used as a pantry. There were no great places to store bulk food and spices (since the basement will usually be dusty). We also wanted to leave to kitchen flexible for future plans.

The “fridge shelves” needed to not obstruct the pathway and there are three doorways in that one spot. Two decorative brackets are inset into the top of the shelf and anchored to the wall. The “tea nook” (single shelf to left of fridge) was wasted space and helps keep treasured counter space free. The last shelf unit is pretty straight forward, it fits the front of the chimney box without sticking out. The sides got dadoed and rabbited for shelves and backer.

Not bad for five hours and under $100. Not counting the hours of discussion on how we wanted to gain the shelf space.

-- P.O.C.

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#1 posted 02-07-2009 05:44 PM

Welcome to LumberJocks. Good way to make space. Know the feeling of missing a large pantry, we lost a big one when we moved out of our townhouse.


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

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#2 posted 02-07-2009 06:34 PM


I hate wasted space—so many things to store and I love the easy access

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#3 posted 02-07-2009 10:04 PM

I love practical projects that get daily use and make things more organized and easier.

This is one of those projects. Way to go!

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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