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Old 05-25-2013, 04:49 PM   #1
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3051S Pantry Upgrades

I decided to rebuild my pantry into a sliding unit. After some thought a five shelve designed was planned. Four pairs of slides with a load of 100 pounds each were used. There are two 1/2" plywood panels that were mounted to the interior walls with the slides in place. My cabinet maker built the unit in his shop.

Using sterile brand containers of various sizes helped to maximize the space. The top two shelves are spaced for canned and bottled goods. The front door panel was removed and mounted on the face of the unit.

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Old 05-25-2013, 05:24 PM   #2
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Awesome idea. My wife and I just bought a much bigger trailer last fall that has a pantry in it. It has only one shelf in the middle but most of the space is pretty much wasted. We bought a plastic drawer unit to put in there to better use some of the space but I think this is a much better idea. I am going to start working on this next weekend when we get back out to our trailer. It is on a seasonal spot so i cannot work on it at home.
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Old 05-25-2013, 07:47 PM   #3
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Sterilite Storage Containers

Sterilite Containers are the brand used for this pantry.

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turned out great. We stopped using the wire basket pull out shelves because it wasted so much space. This would certainly work well.
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Old 05-27-2013, 11:25 PM   #5
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Great looking mod!!
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The only negative I see to this design is the adding of some addition weight. I designed the shelves to hold as much as possible. I did see the wire basket shelving in a 24 footer brochure.

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Old 05-28-2013, 10:19 AM   #7
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Nice work!
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Old 05-29-2013, 09:10 AM   #8
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Looks great!
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Old 05-30-2013, 06:06 PM   #9
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Any plans available to follow so I could do the same? Looks outstanding!!
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Old 05-30-2013, 06:24 PM   #10
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Custom Built by Walt

It was built by a custom cabinet maker that has a shop in the same complex as mine. The four pair of slides are rated at 100 pounds each. First he mounted part of the slide to 1/2 plywood panels. These panels are almost the full size of the side walls. (see photos) They just fit through the door opening and we attached them to the walls using small screws. Walt placed two pieces of 1/2 plywood under the panels at the bottom the raise them to the door opening. The shelves, right & left sides and front rail are also 1/2" plywood. The back panel is maybe 1/8" sheeting.

I came up with a five shelve design using Sterilite containers that lock in place when stacked. The bottom two shelves are spaced at 15", the third shelve is 12", the forth is 8" and the top is just under 8". The top two shelves are designed for canned goods.

I can tell you Walt built the unit to tight specs. He has a lock to install this weekend to hold it shut during travel.

Sorry, no plans at this time.

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