Attn: CEFreeman: Trickle down remodel: new pantry cabinets

BellsmomAugust 19, 2012

CEFreeman--note the shopvac beside the pink sawhorses. I love it. Great for dog hair, as you said, AND for sawdust.

Here's the start of my latest project. Four cabinets which will go on the top shelf in the pantry. They will house, among other things, formal glassware, which is currently in compartmented zippered cloth boxes. You can see one on the top right in the bottom pic. Inaccessible and space inefficient.

Anyway, here's what's done so far:

Boxes are together, inside varnished twice, outside sanded and spackled, doors are sanded and primed.

Inevitably, I make mistakes. This time it was thinking that even with the face frames, I would still have room to put shelves in by turning them diagonally. Nope. Not by 3/8''. Hence the spacers behind the shelf brackets and shelves cut 1/2'' shorter than I intended:

And here's where they will go--on the top shelf, all the way to the back, two on each side.

Before the kitchen remodel, the pantry was all unpainted shelving and old wall paper lit by bare 4' fluorescent lights. I was so frustrated with being unable to DO anything as GC and cabinet guys worked away for weeks in the kitchen, that I started painting the pantry. Then one thing led to another. More about that later, but for now, new cabs are on the way.

Tomorrow, if no rain is in the offing, I'm gonna put on the finish coat of paint. Hope one will do it.

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Another woodworker amongst us? Good for you Bellsmom. I love your pantry. So much storage!

    Bookmark   August 19, 2012 at 5:42PM
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I am SO impressed!
And so excited for you. Those cabs look great and will be so very efficient!

I am paying my mortgage today, and the next weeks's tips are "free" money, in that I get to buy myself a treat before paying next month's bills. Guess what I'm buying!

I love that vacuum.
Where did you get yours? I'm finding them around $80.00, if I remember correctly.

I am really looking forward to pics of your pantry!
Great job, woman!!

    Bookmark   August 20, 2012 at 2:14PM
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I love free money--I call it play money and remember my brother and me riffling Monopoly play money and feeling so rich when we were little. Enjoy rewarding yourself.

Yep, that's what I paid. I bought the shop vac from Amazon Warehouse Deals for $80.95, I think, with no tax or shipping plus a $10 off coupon from DeWalt through eBates (also thanks to you).
So, a great deal for $70 when/if I get my rebate. (The vac is officially ''used'', but the sales slip doesn't say that. Maybe the rebate will go through. It isn't really used, just a returned sale.)

Amazon Warehouse Deals listing for Shop Vac:

The vac is great. Easy to carry around. I added two extension wands to make it work even better as a dog hair picker upper. No bargain on them--just Home Depot.

    Bookmark   August 20, 2012 at 3:14PM
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