How to Make a Wood Pantry Cabinet
A wood pantry cabinet is a very useful storage idea for your kitchen. A lot of people resort to installing a pantry cabinet, especially if their kitchen does not have enough storage space. If you want a pantry cabinet that is tailored to your kitchen’s needs, you should always build it yourself. The following steps will guide you in building a standard wood pantry cabinet on your own.
Step 1 - Markings For the Shelves
Put the two plywood pieces measuring 18 by 84 by ¾-inch on a worktable. Measure 4 inches from one end of both pieces and use the pencil to mark the spot. Then, measure 1 ½-inch from the other end of both pieces and mark again.
Step 2 - Use the Framing Square
Position the framing square on the marks and draw lines across the 18-inch wide plywood. The previous 4-inch mark is for the bottom shelf, while the 1 ½-inch mark is for the top shelf.
Step 3 - Measure and Mark the Long Edges
Start measuring the long edges and make several marks 2 inches away from each other. When you’re ready, place the adjustable shelf track on the line and secure it to the plywood with tacks.
Step 4 - Fix the Shelves
The two pieces of 18 by 30 by ¾-inch will be used as shelves. Apply wood glue to their 18-inch edges and place them on the lines drawn in Step 2. Secure them with the 1 ½-inch drywall screws.
Step 5 - Assembling the Support Frame
It is now time to deal with the 4 by 30 by ¾-inch plywood. Apply glue to one of its long edges as well as to its two short edges, then place it under the top shelf at the pantry’s back. You can now secure it to the sides of the pantry using the variable speed drill and the drywall screws. Do the same with the two pieces measuring 3 ¼ by 30 by ¾-inches, but secure these to the bottom side of the bottom shelf, at the front and back of the pantry. These two pieces will support your pantry.
Step 6 - Finish the Back
Apply some glue to the ¾-inch edges at the back of the pantry. Then, place the 31 ½ by 79 ¼ by ¼-inch plywood on the pantry’s back, making sure you align it with the bottom of the bottom shelf and the top of the top shelf. Use the 3-penny nails to secure it to the pantry.
Step 7 - Install the Hinges and Doors
Install the full-overlay door hinges on the 31 ½ by 83 by ¾-inch plywood door, using the screws supplied with the hinges, and install the door on the pantry.
Step 8 - Place the Shelf Clips
Finally, place the shelf clips wherever you wish on the adjustable track. Then, place the four 29 7/16 by 18 by ¾-inch pieces on the clips, and your wood pantry cabinet is ready for use.
While the process may seem complicated, there should really be no trouble if you stick to the steps. Building your own wood pantry cabinet is a satisfying task which guarantees you all the necessary storage space you need in your kitchen