Pantry Drawers

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Project by PetVet posted 1599 days ago 4339 views 10 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 You know, like that can of condensed milk that has made 3 moves with you and outdated 6 years ago…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 1599 days ago


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 1599 days ago

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 1599 days ago

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

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#4 posted 1599 days ago

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 1599 days ago

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 1599 days ago

Hi Sharon;

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


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#7 posted 1599 days ago

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 1598 days ago

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 1598 days ago

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 1598 days ago

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 1597 days ago

Very usefull. Nice job.

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

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