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Old 03-01-2011, 11:39 AM   #1
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Recessed in wall storage/pantry

I live in a smaller home with a small kitchen and I'd like to maximize my storage space. I am in the process of completing a different project that will include installing a new 2x6 wall in my mud room adjacent to the kitchen. I'm thinking about using the new wall to have a shallow pantry for kitchen goods but I don't have any experience doing this type of work.

I can think of two ways to complete this job: I can use pine (or another type of wood) to face the wall studs and back portion of the recess, or I could just drywall the recess and have wood for the shelving.

Any advice? Any photos for inspiration?


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Old 03-01-2011, 03:55 PM   #2
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I'd build a pine box with a 1/4" plywood back on it and maybe a door to match the rest of the kitchen. Adjustable shelves too


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Old 03-01-2011, 04:04 PM   #3
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Definitely wood. Sheetrock doesn't really accomodate too much adjustability in the shelving area.
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Old 03-01-2011, 04:23 PM   #4
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They also make drop-in pantries for in-wall openings. Here is an example:
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