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 inside).
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.