Our wire pantry shelves have been slowly starting to bend at the waist with all of the weight on them. Solution: wood shelving.
Please excuse the disorganization. I saw no point in organizing it I was just going to have to take everything out. 🙂
Leland: ‘Why are you taking a picture of that?’ Like I’ve said before, I am a neat freak, God bless my husband…Please excuse the mess.
- Particle board shelving
- Circular saw
- Liquid Nails
- 1″ x 2″ Wood boards
- 1″ Molding
- 1 box 2″ fine thread drywall screws
- Drill (2 preferred)
- Pencil (for marking studs)
- Stud finder
- Remove the old shelving.
- Measure the depth/width. Cut 1″ x 2″ wood 1/8″ or so less for fit.
- Apply 1/4″ bead of Liquid Nails to back of the board.
- Press the board against the wall and use a level to ensure that there is not a slant.
- Drill a pilot hole (I think I used 3/32″ or smaller) that lines up with the studs and drill a 2″ find thread drywall screw in.
- Repeat for the remainder of the wood runners. There will be 3 runners per shelf: one in the rear and one on either side. The side runners are at least as long as the shelf.
- Put the shelves in (bottom and work you way up for ease of access).
- Apply Liquid Nails to the side runners and press shelf down, centered on the runner.
- Cut pvc molding to length. Apply more Liquid Nails (small, 1/8″ bead) and press on the molding.
- Level the molding with the top of each shelf and use mall trim nails to hold it in place.
- Paint over the nails.
- Paint the back wall and wood to cover up any mess left behind from the husband. 🙂
As you can see I’m in love with Cascadian Farms’ granola (I mix about 1/4-1/2 cup of the granola and 1/4-1/2 cup of oats, top with fruit and cover with milk for breakfast. Yum!)
Well, there you have it. The pretty simple upgrade house project for the weekend. Logan’s a pro now, if you need your pantry upgraded. 😉 (He will probably mad that I said that. haha!)