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Old 09-24-2016, 07:07 PM   #1
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I recently replaced a 50 gallon hot water tank that was in my pantry with a tankless that is now under my house. Since I have freed up so much space in my small pantry I want to redo it to make it more functional. The space is 69" wide and 24" deep. I've seen pictures online where people screw pieces of 1x stripping all the way across the back wall and then level pieces on the side walls with shelving boards resting on them on all 3 sides. Is that practical? Seems like the middle of the shelves would bow with the weight of cans and what not on them.
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You need some support in the middle front of the shelves. That's pretty wide. If you were going to fasten the shelves down to your wall cleats, you could notch the front of each shelf in the middle to fit a vertical piece of 1 X 2. Just do it before you fasten everything down.
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I recently replaced a 50 gallon hot water tank that was in my pantry with a tankless that is now under my house. Since I have freed up so much space in my small pantry I want to redo it to make it more functional. The space is 69" wide and 24" deep. I've seen pictures online where people screw pieces of 1x stripping all the way across the back wall and then level pieces on the side walls with shelving boards resting on them on all 3 sides. Is that practical? Seems like the middle of the shelves would bow with the weight of cans and what not on them.
Check out HOUZZ.com. Search for Kitchen Pantry Ideas. There should be something similar to the size of your pantry that you can duplicate.
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I just checked that site out and found what I'd like to do. I just have no idea where to get the shelving material they use. It looks to have several holes to be adjustable in size for width and height of each section.
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menards has all kinds of that stuff.
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No Menard around me. I think you were the one who told me to check there for something else before and the closest one was hours away.
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I have home depot and lowes. Is there a special name for the stuff? Maybe I can find it at the box stores.
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i don't much go to either. but i would highly suprised that eiher doesn't have it.
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That is melamine shelving.. In Home Depot you might find it in 2 places.. One would be over by the plywood and the other would be where they have a whole bunch of shelf material like wire shelves, shelf brackets, etc...

You should find what you want over by the plywood..

I used it for my pantry...
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How did you support the ends away from the walls? My goal is to make sections to separate types of food and also maybe a drawer for spices and cubbies for baking sheet/pizza pan. I'd like enough room up top for large pots and pans also since cabinet space is limited in my house.
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They sell side panels with holes to put shelf pegs in to support the shelves and they sell the pegs and shelves..

For your width I would put one side panel on both ends and probably one in the middle.. The side panels at Home Depot may only have holes for the pegs on one side.. I don't remember.. But check it out when u are there.. You could put two side panels back to back in the middle.. It really depends on how easy you want this to be and how much you just want it to function vs how pretty you need it to be..

http://m.homedepot.com/p/Melamine-Wh...1693/202089062


http://m.homedepot.com/p/1-2-in-Whit...1040/202084536
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How to you mount the center board to the wall?
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Just me talking and again if you are just looking for it to be easy.. get yourself some 90 degree brackets and some drywall anchors... attach brackets to wall and side panels towards the top.. you will never see it if you put them right above one of the top shelves.. if you want to be extra careful.. put multiple brackets in.. on each side of the panel..
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I just looked at the picture again and noticed the vertical separator boards go all the way to the floor which explains a lot.
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Yup.. The 90 degree brackets are to avoid any concern about the thing tipping over on you... Unlikely but it's easy to do and better have it and not need it than the reverse
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