For years we have lived with a cramped pantry, with sharp corner angles that did not properly accommodate two rectangle five shelf storage racks. Walking space was always lacking and any large storage items ended up blocking the narrow aisle and making the pantry not user friendly. This year we decided to tile the pantry and I was tasked with customizing shelving and storage baskets so we can maximize our home storage. With only the bi-weekly downtown winter markets to prepare for, winter is the best time for me to tackle this kind of project.
I started the project by screwing 1×4 pine boards to the walls and I built 30 wooden shelf supports.
These wall hanging baskets are removable to allow for easier access to the crawl space water storage. These baskets are great to keep the floor clear and the hardware cloth allows for great air flow for produce storage such as potatoes and onions.
I sanded the shelving and applied a coat of varnish on all the wood surfaces. The project cost about a hundred and fifty dollars in materials and a few nights work. I am also using my portable french market basket for additional produce storage as well as a cover for the entrance to the crawl space. I have additional closet shelves to tackle in the next few months. All in all I am pleased with the results and look forward to filling the pantry with next years produce bounty.