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Old 04-15-2015, 10:14 PM   #1
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New and improved pantry in my new 233s

Hello all,

I just got my new 2014 233S home in February and we have still not been out in her yet. So far we have spent most of our time buying new toys for it and making some improvements.

I wasn't a fan of the current pantry layout, the shelves are tall and very deep and I have a 4'11" wife and a 5 year old daughter so I forsee both of them asking my 6,1" tall self to grab items from the pantry all the time.

So I fired up my workshop and made some improvments...

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And after hours of work... the after





I just finished adding some stain and poly and I will post some additional installed pics.
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Old 04-15-2015, 10:25 PM   #2
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Hello all,

I just got my new 2014 233S home in February and we have still not been out in her yet. So far we have spent most of our time buying new toys for it and making some improvements.

I wasn't a fan of the current pantry layout, the shelves are tall and very deep and I have a 4'11" wife and a 5 year old daughter so I forsee both of them asking my 6,1" tall self to grab items from the pantry all the time.

So I fired up my workshop and made some improvments...

The Before



And after hours of work... the after





I just finished adding some stain and poly and I will post some additional installed pics.
Wow, now THAT is an impressive upgrade!! You da man!! :-)
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Old 04-15-2015, 10:26 PM   #3
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Nicely done!
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Did something similar in our wardrobe closet to increase usable space, added 3 drawers and I ended up getting one of the 3. Guess who got the other 2 + the rest of the wardrobe closet?
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Nice work!!!! Great job!!!
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How did you mount the glides/drawers? I'm looking for glides that will mount under the drawers and to the shelf, more like a roll out than a slide out, if I'm making any sense here Not having success finding that type of hardware.
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Great job! We're not talented the way you are, so prob will be buying rev-a- shelves to accomplish same thing since our cabinets are very deep. Reaching into the back of them is really a PITA.


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Hello all,

I just got my new 2014 233S home in February and we have still not been out in her yet. So far we have spent most of our time buying new toys for it and making some improvements.

I wasn't a fan of the current pantry layout, the shelves are tall and very deep and I have a 4'11" wife and a 5 year old daughter so I forsee both of them asking my 6,1" tall self to grab items from the pantry all the time.

So I fired up my workshop and made some improvments...

The Before



And after hours of work... the after





I just finished adding some stain and poly and I will post some additional installed pics.
Looks great!!
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Awesome! Great work.
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Thank you everyone for the kind replies!

OldCoot - Looks great!! That is one of the reasons I didn't do this in the Wardrobe closet as well. I knew the wife would dominate the closet while I live out of my bag in the back of the pickup truck LOL

Mrs Evans - They do actually make Under drawer slides. Most Home improvement stores stock them (lowes, depot etc etc)
You could easily screw these rails onto the existing shelves and just put your new drawers or containers right on top of them.

I mounted my rails with Toggle Bolts. Since the sides of the cabinet is just thin paneling I needed something that would hold pretty strong.

I drilled a large enough hole for the toggle to go through the wall. It also allowed me some flexibility to adjust the rails perfectly before I tightened them down.

If anyone would like more datailed photos please let me know and I would be more than happy to post some

Example of a Toggle Bolt in action...

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