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Free Standing Kitchen Pantry Cabinet

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Free Standing Kitchen Pantry Cabinet

Add the Door Step 1 On the screen door, use a small, flat pry bar to remove the splines covering the edges of the fiberglass screen. At the center rail, cut the screen between the rail and the bottom of the door and remove that portion of the screen. Use the bottom spline to attach the cut bottom edge to the center rail. Step 2 Mask the bracket locations on the screen door with tape. Prime and paint the screen door. (Remove the screen entirely if you want to make the job easier, or mask around the screen to keep it free of paint.) Mask the outside back and bottom of the six brackets with tape. Prime and paint the brackets and let dry. Remove the masking tape and glue and clamp the corner brackets to the door frame. Step 3 Measure the opening between the center rail and the bottom of the door where the screen had been located. Apply painter’s tape to the perforated aluminum sheet at roughly those dimensions and mark the tape with the precise measurements. Use snips to cut the aluminum sheet to size. Use 3/4″ panhead screws to attach the metal sheet to the door frame. Step 4 Position the screen door on the cabinet (A/B) with the top end of the door flush with the top of the cabinet. Mark the positions of the hinge screws on the cabinet side and door edge. Drill pilot holes and attach the screen door to the cabinet. Step 5 Drill and screw the handle to the door frame and add a hook-and-eye latch to hold the door closed. After choosing a location for the finished pantry and standing it in position, use an electronic stud finder to locate a stud behind and near the center of the cabinet. Near the top of the cabinet, drive a screw through the back, the upper cleat, and the drywall into the stud to prevent the cabinet from tipping forward if someone accidentally tugs downward on the door. Add the adjustable shelves and pins and you’re finished.
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Free Standing Kitchen Pantry Cabinet

Step 1 On the screen door, use a small, flat pry bar to remove the splines covering the edges of the fiberglass screen. At the center rail, cut the screen between the rail and the bottom of the door and remove that portion of the screen. Use the bottom spline to attach the cut bottom edge to the center rail. Step 2 Mask the bracket locations on the screen door with tape. Prime and paint the screen door. (Remove the screen entirely if you want to make the job easier, or mask around the screen to keep it free of paint.) Mask the outside back and bottom of the six brackets with tape. Prime and paint the brackets and let dry. Remove the masking tape and glue and clamp the corner brackets to the door frame. Step 3 Measure the opening between the center rail and the bottom of the door where the screen had been located. Apply painter’s tape to the perforated aluminum sheet at roughly those dimensions and mark the tape with the precise measurements. Use snips to cut the aluminum sheet to size. Use 3/4″ panhead screws to attach the metal sheet to the door frame. Step 4 Position the screen door on the cabinet (A/B) with the top end of the door flush with the top of the cabinet. Mark the positions of the hinge screws on the cabinet side and door edge. Drill pilot holes and attach the screen door to the cabinet. Step 5 Drill and screw the handle to the door frame and add a hook-and-eye latch to hold the door closed. After choosing a location for the finished pantry and standing it in position, use an electronic stud finder to locate a stud behind and near the center of the cabinet. Near the top of the cabinet, drive a screw through the back, the upper cleat, and the drywall into the stud to prevent the cabinet from tipping forward if someone accidentally tugs downward on the door. Add the adjustable shelves and pins and you’re finished.
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Free Standing Kitchen Pantry Cabinet

Drill and screw the handle to the door frame and add a hook-and-eye latch to hold the door closed. After choosing a location for the finished pantry and standing it in position, use an electronic stud finder to locate a stud behind and near the center of the cabinet. Near the top of the cabinet, drive a screw through the back, the upper cleat, and the drywall into the stud to prevent the cabinet from tipping forward if someone accidentally tugs downward on the door. Add the adjustable shelves and pins and you’re finished.
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Free Standing Kitchen Pantry Cabinet

Step 5 Drill and screw the handle to the door frame and add a hook-and-eye latch to hold the door closed. After choosing a location for the finished pantry and standing it in position, use an electronic stud finder to locate a stud behind and near the center of the cabinet. Near the top of the cabinet, drive a screw through the back, the upper cleat, and the drywall into the stud to prevent the cabinet from tipping forward if someone accidentally tugs downward on the door. Add the adjustable shelves and pins and you’re finished.
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Free Standing Kitchen Pantry Cabinet

Wrap a tape “flag” on a 1/4″ drill bit 3/4″ from the tip as a drilling depth guide. At each marked hole in the perforated hardboard, drill a shelf pin hole. Repeat on the opposite cabinet side. For the longer upper portion of the pantry sides, center the guide in the opening and drill the two pairs of seven shelf pin holes.
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Free Standing Kitchen Pantry Cabinet

Step 4 Wrap a tape “flag” on a 1/4″ drill bit 3/4″ from the tip as a drilling depth guide. At each marked hole in the perforated hardboard, drill a shelf pin hole. Repeat on the opposite cabinet side. For the longer upper portion of the pantry sides, center the guide in the opening and drill the two pairs of seven shelf pin holes.
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Free Standing Kitchen Pantry Cabinet

Thank you Jaime for a simple, straightforward, and beautiful plan. The project fits the bill exactly for my kitchen renovation. I would like to mobilize it with wheels or something akin to a lift system you would use for moving machinery such as a drill press or band saw. Secondly, I would like to build the top as a butcher block and wondered could this design handle a heavier top especially the portion that overhangs the door. Do you think these ideas are workable? Thanks again

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