Pantry Cabinet Details
Inexpensive drawer slides let the drawers
open and close easily. You’ll also need two
6-ft. shelf standards.
Lay the cabinet sides next to each other
and mark the center for each drawer slide.
Place a slide over each mark, drill pilot
holes (we recommend a self-centering
drill bit for this) and screw the slides into
place. Cut the shelf standards with a hacksaw
and screw them to the cabinet sides,
above the fixed shelf.
Assemble the drawers with 1-5/8-in.
screws. Place the drawer slides on the
drawers, drill pilot holes and attach them
with screws. Test-fit them in the cabinet.
If the cabinet sides are bowed even
slightly (like ours were), attach a 2-in.
rail in the back to hold the sides in
place so the drawers slide smoothly.
Fasten the faces to the drawers with
1-1/4-in. screws driven from inside
the drawers. Build the handles with
leftover plywood and attach them
with 2-in. screws (driven from the
Attach the door to the cabinet with
1/2-in. overlay hinges, also called
half-wrap hinges. They’re available at home centers or online.