Skinny Shelf Next to Fridge Gap

Cat Shaw
by Cat Shaw
2 Materials
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There's never enough space in the kitchen so hubs and I built a roll out unit for the ugly gap between the fridge and wall.
We started with a purchase of ply board that was 5' by 8' and three quarters inch thick. After measuring CAREFULLY, we used a table saw and cut lengths for the sides and top and bottom of the shelf. We built the frame first and used finishing nails to hold it together. We then cut the shelves and lips to prevent anything from falling out. We nailed the shelves in an used wood glue for the lips. Once it was put together, we sanded it and used a black gloss paint for the base coat. We had the paint leftover from another project. We finished with a chrome spray paint.
We then added the casters and hubby decided that to add stability, we needed to build a runner for the top. We had leftover wood so that was a piece of cake.
Final step was sliding it in and filling it up😀
The finished shelf! It looks great and works really well!
Suggested materials:
  • Plyboard   (Home Depot)
  • Casters and nails   (Home Depot)
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  • Lynn M. Lynn M. on Aug 25, 2017

    Nice project. I'm curious about the lattice in the other room. What's going on there?

  • Christine Christine on Nov 13, 2017

    U don't by chance have a video of u doing the project do u? I'm more of a visual person when I learn and try new things.

  • Judy Steffen Judy Steffen on Oct 09, 2018

    Does the shelf tip over whenever it is pulled out? If so, did you use an anchor to prevent tipping?

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  • Lis31384302 Lis31384302 on Jan 18, 2018

    Before our cabinet renos we had a similar space and did the same but for our pizza pans and baking sheets. Worked well.

  • Carole Smith Carole Smith on May 23, 2018

    Very smart and creative. I don't see how the ventilation would be a problem, it's pretty open. The Lattice is very cute too