Constructing a Corner Kitchen Pantry Constructing a Corner Kitchen Pantry

What You'll Need
Measuring scale
Marker
Pencil
Screwdriver
Drill
Handsaw
Screws
Carpeting glue
Angle irons
Pinewood stock (1 x 4 foot and 1 x 2 foot)

Using a kitchen pantry makes it a lot easier to pick out your requisite cooking ingredients. An in-built kitchen pantry may not be present in your house, but fitting in one is not a big problem. You may think that you are left with no space for a kitchen pantry, but getting one in a corner can help you greatly. Getting a kitchen pantry also allows you to empty a major amount of space around your main cooking area. Since the corner kitchen pantries are vertical structures, the huge space often passes unnoticed.

Step 1: Measurements and Marking

You will need 1 x 4 and 1 x 2 pinewood rectangular boards. They are available from hardware and home stores. Mark off these measurements on two 1 x 4 boards and six to eight 1 x 2 boards. Take a measurement of free width available at the corner, and decide if you need shorter lengths of the 1 x 2 boards. Remember that the kitchen pantry can be only as wide as your kitchen permits. Getting the wood too close to the main cooking area is not advisable. Use the marker for ticking of measurements, and pencils for saw lines. Mark off the estimated shelf levels on the wooden planks and the ends of the shelves common length (commonly 1 foot).

Use of similar boards made from plastic is an alternative, and even cheaper. However, exposure to constant heat in the kitchen can make it harmful for people spending long hours.

Step 2: Sawing Out the Pieces

Use the handsaw along the pencil marks. Be sure to stick to the lines as errors can make the cabinet unstable, very often tumbling down with stuff on it. Take the pieces out and try to maintain uniform width for all planks. For extra pieces like doors, you can choose to carve out planks of appropriate size. If you want doors for your cabinet, you will need to install a door panel as well. However, the kitchen cabinet space usually available in condominiums is provided with a full-fledged door. Open it and you find the space where your cabinet is being built.

Step 3: Screw on the 1 x 4 Planks

Using angle irons, the drilling machine and screws, fix the large wooden planks at the sides of the shelf according to the markings on the wall. Make sure the position of angle irons do not coincide with the shelf levels as marked.   

Step 4: Glue the Shelves to Sides

Take the smaller planks (1 x 2), glue their smaller edges intensely, and insert the shelf plank at the marked height. Press the side planks hanging from angle irons tightly against the smaller plank. Repeat the same procedure top-down.

Step 5: Drill and Screw

After putting on the shelves, they will need to be drilled from the glued sides, which are invisible behind the side plank. Drill over the planks and screw in. Make two at each end of the smaller edges. Your kitchen cabinet is ready to take load.

Sawing and drilling demands the presence of first aid and emergency help without failure.

 

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