I installed the pantry cabinets. They were the perfect size to fit next to the doorway. I still need a whole lot of storage space. I’m doing this project on a tight budget. The cabinets I took down were too wide. Instead of buying new cabinets, I decided to break down the old ones and rebuild ’em skinnier.
The horizontal pieces—shelves and rails—would need to be shortened. The vertical pieces—walls and stiles—stayed the same height. I wrote down the steps of taking the cabinet apart so I could reverse the order when I put it back together. I’m going to make new doors as soon as I get a router.
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Here’s more of my ongoing quest to get my junk organized and stored away. The photos show my kitchen—the wall with a bulkhead and cabinets. You can see the base cabinets jut right into the doorway. The bulkhead is wasted space.
I sent away for a couple of pantry cabinet kits awhile back—they’re only 10 inches deep so they will fit into that awkward spot next to the door. They stack, so I can take advantage of the high ceiling.
First step is to take down the bulkhead. I got my hatchet and my crowbar and went to work—