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DIY Hidden storage: canned food storage cabinet

It's totally tiny but does a fine job suiting our needs...mostly... One problem I've run into with a small space is storage space. I've had to get a little creative and maximize the empty space hiding in the room since we're lacking a pantry. However, our kitchen had about a 6" opening between our wall and the refrigerator. I decided I needed to utilize this hidden space and that's exactly what I did!

For those concerned about heat, the side of my refrigerator does not get warm/hot at all. I have had this since May and it has been a dream come true in my kitchen!

Check out the full post for full instructions with a shopping list, wood list and full tutorial.

http://classyclutter.blogspot.com/2012/05/bu...

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  • Arlene A.
    Arlene A. Boynton Beach, FL
    I could use the same idea to put a pull-out to hang a broom, portable vac, etc. I always thought they would slip to the back and I wouldn't be able to get to them without moving the refrigerator. The PULL OUT makes all the difference. Thanks.
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  • Ellie Poole
    Ellie Poole Macomb, MI
    material list would be nice and example measurement
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    • Jeannie DiMauro
      Jeannie DiMauro Spring, TX
      Ellie Poole There is a measurement estimate/diagram posted, but I think everyone may have different amounts of space available... as far as a material list, any lumberyard will gladly cut the
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  • Elaine Cowan
    Elaine Cowan Dover, DE
    When we were having our kitchen remodeled, I made sure that we order lots of pull out drawers. We now have a huge pantry with six pullout drawers. All my canned goods and boxes are easily found when I need them. It also makes it easier to write up my
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  • Liliana Wells
    Liliana Wells Jackson, GA
    Our old/new home has hand-made cabinets; but they are not very practical. My husband made pull out shelves for some of the base cabinets for such things as cookware, bread machines and other large heavy items. But we still have not figured out what to do
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  • Terri S
    Terri S Lafayette, IN
    Good idea overall, but doesn't it get hot on the cans that close to the fridge?
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    • Jeannie DiMauro
      Jeannie DiMauro Spring, TX
      Terri S She mentioned HER fridge does not get hot on the sides... probably a newer model or something... but, if the fridge does get warm (as mine does), perhaps the added space could be used
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  • Charity Maher
    Charity Maher Port Matilda, PA
    I love this idea!
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  • Melissa Reynolds
    Melissa Reynolds Cincinnati, OH
    Terri S has a good point. Do they get hot there?
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  • Wendy Spaur
    Wendy Spaur Seymour, IA
    This would work so well for me, I have a bad time remembering what we have.

    There is a hutch but half the time I forget to even look at it. With this, I could have him add a white board slider to part

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  • Pattie
    Pattie Stamford, CT
    This is wonderful and can be used in many "tight" spots. Thank you so much for sharing!
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  • Jeanette S
    Jeanette S Atlanta, GA
    Well, HT folks are getting just too clever for me! I think this is about the most amazing thing I have seen in a long time! Love it! Just Love it!1!!!
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  • Andrea
    Andrea Flowery Branch, GA
    forwarding this to my "handy" husband right now! this is great!
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  • Georgia
    Georgia Brentwood, TN
    This looks one I could attempt and succeed with the right circumstances.
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  • Louise Paradis
    Super ingénieux!
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