Pull Out Pantry
OKAY...a little more than excited to show this. It has been a long time in the making. We removed the wall between our living room and kitchen to make more of a great room. We extended the existing pantry wall by 12" and built in a pull out pantry. Love...Love...Love it. I'll add additional pictures to show you how we did it.
The pull out is directly to the side of my old pantry. Bought the door to the pull out from the ReStore for $15.00. Couldn't have fit better!
3 stationary shelves to secure the frame. The fence is made with 2 welding rods. I drilled 2 holes on each side and slid them in.
On the adjustable shelves, I turned the shelf upside down and ran through a table saw to make a groove. I then inserted a strip of plexi glass in the grove as the fence on these shelves (I'm holding the plexi glass up to show the groove).
Plexi glass inserted. I actually cut the strips of plexi glass with my table saw also.
I can see why a cabinet maker charges what they do to build these. They are a little detailed. The drawer glides were expensive - like around $150.00 for the 4 of them (it will support 280 lbs). It was trial and error for the most part, but it turned out great. We built the shell out of furniture grade plywood, the shelving unit with 1" lumber.
Bought the OXO clear containers for some of my storage (OXO is expensive!!), the little glass bottles from the $ Tree for spices, and the solid white containers from ReStore for $1-2 each. They even have a little scoop on the lid!!
It was a lot of work, but love it. Wouldn't it be great to have a whole wall of these!!
Thought I'd update and share what I did inside the original pantry....:) I did some recessed fillers between the studs to hold bags and brooms....:)
And added some pull out drawers (bought online for really cheap) to the deep shelves on the left. You know how things get shoved to the back....forgotten and become outdated.