Pantry Build (techincally a larder, but who's counting?)
It took more than a year on and off, but I finally finished building out the larder in my kitchen. The shelves are cherry, the drawers are dovetailed plywood with cherry drawer fronts (the fronts are rip-and-flip to get a riftsawn effect). The counter is marble. There are LED lights mounted under the shleves attached to a pressure switch, so that lights come on when you open the door.
Coffee station and much storage
The door and hardware came with the house - an old icebox door
Planning first - Making sure everything fits
The interior space is FAR from square, so I had to build out a cabinet
Cabinet is in - but the upper shelving that came with the house leaves much to be desired
Building out the new upper shelving with beadboard back
Everything was so out of square - this process was tedius
LED lights in a recess under she shelves
Cutting dovetails for the drawers - I'll never cut dovetails in plywood again
The drawers on the left side need 6 sides because of the way the actual cabinet was constructed. This obviously sucked (especially when it came to mounting the drawer slides), but I refused to give up the space.
Drawer fronts are rip-and-flip cherry
Gluing up the drawer fronts
Cleaning up the drawer fronts
Nice, clean, quiet riftsawn cherry
The marble slab I got at a local countertop place - it was an offcut from somebody else's project so it wasn't too pricey.
Everything in its right place
Thanks for looking!!