Originally Posted by trwmodela
The back of my sliding pantry has a full wall. There is very little room for an item to shift on the open side when closed because of the plywood panels (see pic 2) that hold the shelve slides in place. Also, there is no lip at the door frame opening to stop the pantry from sliding out. It was built with tight specifications by a professional cabinet maker.
I agree your design is unique. I did notice you basically "filled" behind the stiles using the cabinet grade plywood to mount the pantry slides to. My pantry had the sliding back wall that the shelves were secured to but the front of the shelves were open except for a 1" lip.
I mention more for the benefit of anyone that may try a similar setup but not consider the inside cavity and clearance. Also to note to carefully select the slides. Weight tolerances are important but so are the releases of the slides should you need to pull the pantry out. The finger release typically means you have to have a finger on ever single slide to release the lock. If you have 8 slides with lever releases, you will need 8 fingers to release all the slide locks at the same time. I had 4 slides on my pantry. I had to fashion paperclips to hold 2 slide releases while I did the other 2.
Any way, an awesome way you made use of the space!