Show off Your Handcrafted Projects. It's Free! Start Sharing

Pantry Build (techincally a larder, but who's counting?)

author-gravatar MarksWoodworking Jun 06, 2022

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.

Photo of Pantry Build (techincally a larder, but who's counting?)
Photo of Pantry Build (techincally a larder, but who's counting?)

Coffee station and much storage

Photo of Pantry Build (techincally a larder, but who's counting?)

The door and hardware came with the house - an old icebox door

Photo of Pantry Build (techincally a larder, but who's counting?)

Planning first - Making sure everything fits

Photo of Pantry Build (techincally a larder, but who's counting?)

The interior space is FAR from square, so I had to build out a cabinet

Photo of Pantry Build (techincally a larder, but who's counting?)

Cabinet is in - but the upper shelving that came with the house leaves much to be desired 

Photo of Pantry Build (techincally a larder, but who's counting?)

Building out the new upper shelving with beadboard back

Photo of Pantry Build (techincally a larder, but who's counting?)

Everything was so out of square - this process was tedius  

Photo of Pantry Build (techincally a larder, but who's counting?)

LED lights in a recess under she shelves

Photo of Pantry Build (techincally a larder, but who's counting?)

Cutting dovetails for the drawers - I'll never cut dovetails in plywood again 

Photo of Pantry Build (techincally a larder, but who's counting?)
Photo of Pantry Build (techincally a larder, but who's counting?)

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.

Photo of Pantry Build (techincally a larder, but who's counting?)

Drawer fronts are rip-and-flip cherry

Photo of Pantry Build (techincally a larder, but who's counting?)

Gluing up the drawer fronts

Photo of Pantry Build (techincally a larder, but who's counting?)

Cleaning up the drawer fronts

Photo of Pantry Build (techincally a larder, but who's counting?)

Nice, clean, quiet riftsawn cherry

Photo of Pantry Build (techincally a larder, but who's counting?)

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.  

Photo of Pantry Build (techincally a larder, but who's counting?)

Everything in its right place

Photo of Pantry Build (techincally a larder, but who's counting?)

Thanks for looking!!

0 comments

No comments yet. Why not be the first?

You need to be signed in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join now

3