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Forum topic by Handtooler posted 09-18-2017 08:16 PM 570 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-18-2017 08:16 PM

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Fellow LJ’s, A friends son has selected to build and install some community pantries which will be filled by a church and provide supplies for the less fortunate people of the neighborhood. He is interested in suggestions and possibly plans for such with probably Lexan door fronts. Can or will you fine woodworkers help me find an already published blog, video, or LJ’s forum, for me to lead him in his quest? Thanks in advance

-- Russell Pitner Hixson, TN 37343

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#1 posted 09-18-2017 08:53 PM

There’s probably a zillion YouTube vids on the subject that would make for a good reference. Here’s one that might fit the bill pretty well. The builder uses masonite for the door fronts but you could probably substitute Lexan instead.

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#2 posted 09-18-2017 09:33 PM

For me this would be a great project for a scout. Get them to measure cans, spice bottles and just about anything that goes in a pantry.

Then draw up plans to boxes that fill the boxes to the max. say 6 wide and 3 deep. Just about every thing is designed around 32 mm. system, so it will all match.

Make all these boxes able to hang on french cleats. and you will have a wonder pantry.

I would not mess with doors as they are time consuming and therefore expensive.


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#3 posted 09-18-2017 10:08 PM

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#4 posted 09-19-2017 12:55 AM

Ripper, Madts, and Lew, Many thanks for your kind and efficient answers all are helpful and will be delivered to the boy’s mother tomorrow morning when I see her for my chemotheropy infusion. I’m quite sure he will find his way into Lumberjocks and these videos and plans most helpful. He’s anxious to achieve his Eagle award soon. Russell

-- Russell Pitner Hixson, TN 37343

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#5 posted 09-19-2017 01:30 AM

Merely change the doors on this one..

I think I made a blog a while back…

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#6 posted 09-26-2017 10:31 PM

That’s a great cause you are involved in russell

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