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DIY Hidden storage: canned food storage cabinet

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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/build-your-own-extra-storage-diy-canned.html
  • 3popps
    3popps
    on Jun 1, 2012

    Very clever, and nicely designed. It's hard to tell from the photo, but I would warn against putting any spices and herbs in this little cabinet. I am guessing this space gets pretty warm next to the fridge, and that's not good for herbs and spices.

  • Kellyann B
    Kellyann B Fort Worth, TX
    on Jun 2, 2012

    Oh my Gosh, I love this idea!! Very creative and considering myself one of the many Queens of Creating Space in very little space, this would be perfect! I'll definitely have to look into this.

  • Marcy
    Marcy
    on Jun 3, 2012

    Love it! This is seriously so amazing, what a great idea! I would love to do this.

  • ReneaRoger
    ReneaRoger Whitesburg, KY
    on Sep 14, 2012

    Not so sure about putting foods in there because of the heat of the appliance... But, it would be an awesome place for cookbooks, aluminum foil, plastic wrap, etc. :)

  • Gary Britton
    Gary Britton
    on Sep 14, 2012

    Not a good idea at all. A refrigerator requires space around it for air circulation. By restricting air flow, you are causing it to work harder and get hotter as it does its job. Also, the heat from the frig could start cooking your food in the cans and/or cause it to spoil or make family members sick from Botulism.

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