Pantry Drawers

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Project by PetVet posted 04-13-2010 04:23 PM 7288 views 12 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These are the kind of projects that aren’t glamorous, but do get you brownie points with your significant other.
We had a closet pantry with shelves that made it impossible to find things towards the back. You know, like that can of condensed milk that has made 3 moves with you and outdated 6 years ago…
At any rate, I made some drawers out of poplar with full extension slides, replaced the sagging shelves with 3/4 ply, and installed them in the pantry. And yes, I did throw out that condensed milk.

-- Rich in Richmond -- Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it.

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#1 posted 04-13-2010 04:35 PM


Really nice that you had enough room to put door storage into use, also.

Mimi “asked” (spelled told) me to do the same thing here. I thought I’d be smart and make an entire “bank” of shelves pull out together. Well, after another rebuild, ours resembles yours.

Great Job!!


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

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#2 posted 04-13-2010 04:57 PM

O-Great! – now my wife saw this and…, well you know how the rest goes… – Very nice work. “Glamorous” is measured in the workmanship – these certainly fit that description.


-- The Gnarly Wood Shoppe

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#3 posted 04-13-2010 05:03 PM

Nice work! I’m planning to build something similar for my pantry.

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#4 posted 04-13-2010 07:00 PM

brownie points that are good for years!!
oh yes how I’d love one of these in my kitchen…
I’m drooling all over my computer.
(and it looks glamorous to me!!!!)

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#5 posted 04-13-2010 07:12 PM

Very nice, looks very well built. I’m also doing a kitchen for a client right now, and this is my first cabinet I started on. Like your dovetails.

-- Dan Wiggins

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#6 posted 04-13-2010 08:16 PM

Hi Sharon;

Good job. Should be a fair amount of brownie points there.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#7 posted 04-13-2010 08:23 PM

Looks great!
I have a small closet in my kitchen that could use the same treatment.
Thanks for sharing.


-- John

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Todd Thomas

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#8 posted 04-14-2010 02:47 AM

great job..good use of the space..well done

-- Todd, Oak Ridge, TN, Hello my name is Todd and I'm a Toolholic, I bought my last tool 10 days, no 4 days, oh heck I bought a tool on the way here! †

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#9 posted 04-14-2010 04:20 AM

nice job… should have kept the condensed milk and built a shadow box to display it… lol

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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#10 posted 04-14-2010 02:23 PM

Great use of space.
I prefer brownies to cake any time….
Nice build.
Thanks for posting

-- Safety first because someone needs you.

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#11 posted 04-15-2010 04:51 PM

Very usefull. Nice job.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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