|Once we had one side complete, we made another one!|
|Then we connected them with more pieces of 1 x 12". The width here is 23" across the top two (21.5" for the other two), but could be whatever fits where you need it. Screw them in from the bottom of the 1 x 2"s to keep the thing looking pretty.|
|Then we added more 1 x 2"s as trim around the front side. They also give a sturdy piece to support the hinges.|
|If we left the doors closed, we might have forgotten that there's no shelves in there yet! Fortunately, we remembered to open the doors and add shelves (21.5" long). For these, we actually didn't screw them into place, they just rest on the 1 x 2"s.|
|The next step is to fill it with goodies! Well, OK, you could finish it with a nice stain or some paint first. We prefer the natural wood look. (Or at least, that's how we help justify filling it right away because we needed the space pronto!)|
If you'd like to download the Google Sketchup model, you can get it here.
Have you built similar storage devices in your kitchen? What other design features could we have included in the pantry to make it even easier for Katie to bake cookies? Let us know in the comments section below!