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I Love my Pantry

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I didn’t want to wait 10 years to get a pantry done, but it was worth the wait. When Hubby finally got the plans done and a machinist to do the job, he came up with a masterpiece!

When it was finished the worker had a story to tell. His wife had very recently brought home a cheap variation of the large lazy-susan that we had made. She loaded it up and he reported to my man that the light plastic bottom support had given out and the center pole was in the basement after getting shoved right through the main floor! Gaasp>>

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A lock collar hold up each bearing and shelf. You can space them as you like.

He was now going to make a second one like ours for his wife.

I usually consider my guy as a bit of an extremist when it comes to building anything. It’s always massive-duty. When he puts a building together it has 3 times more nails and lumber than anything known to mankind. This set of round shelves are all metal with roller bearings that will last an eternity.

What surprises me the most is how easily it moves back and forth. I can do it one little pinky-finger even with the weight of a grown man on it…or five 5 gallon/20 litre water jugs…or a full shelf of large cook pots mixed with crock pots and canners…

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It has 5 shelves and a 30 X 30 inch flat sheet of metal for a base.

                                                                                                                                          Hubby knows me to. He said I would have a lot of weight on it. I decided to prove him right. With the door closed no  one can imagine - even half-way - what I have in there!

 

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I put glass over a black-painted wood backing. The top is covered over to keep out dust.

 

 

 

 

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2 Responses to “I Love my Pantry”

  1. Wendy says:

    Wow. What impresses me is the sturdy nature of workmanship! Why can’t more things be built this way? He made all this himself…is that correct? From scratch? He machined the base…of it? Was it costly?

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