Your Kitchen Pantry Cabinet Building Guide
Change your boring old, messy cabinets into a kitchen pantry cabinet with an attractive and efficient Lazy Susan.
Getting the Wood Ready
Buy a design plan online or from a local hardware store. Calculate the size you need your wood to be.
Choose a hard wood. Many people choose oak for its beauty and durability.
Decide how tall you want your cabinet to be and how much space you want between shelves. This will determine how many shelves you install. Consider that you will need tall shelves for large items, but many short shelves can provide more storage.
Make a template, and then cut your wood. Sand, and then stain in a color of your choice. Be sure to apply varnish to protect both the stain and the wood.
Starting the Lazy Susan
Find the center point of the kitchen pantry cabinet door. This will be the pivot point of the Lazy Susan. From here, you will figure out the measurement that you will need to make the shelf that will be located in the back of the cabinet.
Measure and cut wood for the edge that will be placed in the front of the back shelf. This will keep items on the shelf while the Lazy Susan is being turned.
Build the Core of the Lazy Susan
To make the pivot post, measure and cut the wood to fit the area. You may attach multiple boards to each other to make one large piece.
Next, measure and drill holes for both the bottom and top of the pivot post. You will need steel rods that have been measured to fit in the top and bottom holes. At the bottom, seal them to the floor at the bottom, and at the top, attach them to the inside of the cabinet. The Lazy Susan will turn around these rods.
Setting Up the Parts That Makes It Turn
To make the shelves rotate inside of the cabinet, install rails. Measure to determine how many tracks you will need for your space. You will also need brackets for the shelves. Before you put the shelves on these brackets, cut notch into them so that they fit around the steel rods. Assemble all the prepared wood in your cabinet.
Give a whirl to test it, and then stock it up. Now you have a cabinet that looks like a normal kitchen pantry cabinet, but holds twice as much and makes retrieving items much easier.