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Old 02-17-2015, 02:15 PM   #16
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idk what exactly you did. but the upper shelves don't go all the way to the door opening.
they are back a little ways, say 10-12".
even then, the drain pipe is forcing me to install the shelf right above it, and that shelf will be higher than the lip at the front of the cabinet.

Thanks Druidia, I'll start with that and post back soon.
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even then, the drain pipe is forcing me to install the shelf right above it, and that shelf will be higher than the lip at the front of the cabinet.

Thanks Druidia, I'll start with that and post back soon.
Can you give us some insight about...

What your skill level is?
What tools do you have to use?

My suggestion would be to take one cabinet at a time, starting with the easiest first.

I think all you really need is a way to cross cut boards accurately for shelving. A drill/driver, some wood glue, and some 1 1/4 wood screws would be good enough to put the boards together.

I understand what you said about nothing to secure the ledger to. Studs are "supposed" to be 16 inches apart on center. That may or may not be true. Some in my garage are 24 inches on center.

I relocated my microwave when we remodeled our kitchen. With only one stud in the wall to use to mount the hanging bracket, I added several wall anchors. These things work well and they are easy to install. I got mine at the local big box store.
http://www.amazon.com/Mechanical-Pla.../dp/B000EUYY44

Screw one ledger to the stud and fasten the ledger with some of these about every 16 - 24 inches. That should be good enough to support a shelf across the rear of the cabinet.

Here is another idea. Build your own shelf that slides into the cabinet. It could be made with material readily available at the big box stores. Either 1x12 shelving or pine boards. They are 11 1/4 inches wide.

Just cut them to fit your opening so they will slide into the cabinet. If that pipe is in the way, you could cut out the rear with a jig saw so it will clear.

Hope this helps, or gives you some inspiration for building something similar.
Good luck
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Thanks MT Stringer, I'll mull it over and probably work on it this spring/summer.
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even then, the drain pipe is forcing me to install the shelf right above it, and that shelf will be higher than the lip at the front of the cabinet.
the pipe in the corner cabinet ? thats not to high. you already have what i was talking about = the last cabinet in the video. and you really need to organize better.
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Here's a storage idea that's simple to do that may get you on your storage idea way. It's 3/4" pine lumber on the bottom with a few saw kerfs a quarter inch wide to slide 1/4" plywood into. The unit just sets in the cabinet and the ply dividers aren't even glued in. The upper front corners of the dividers have about a 5" or 6" radius so items are easy to select and reach. It stores cookie sheets, a big round flat rock to bake home made pizzas etc. and other items she determined would fit.
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Here's a storage idea that's simple to do that may get you on your storage idea way. It's 3/4" pine lumber on the bottom with a few saw kerfs a quarter inch wide to slide 1/4" plywood into. The unit just sets in the cabinet and the ply dividers aren't even glued in. The upper front corners of the dividers have about a 5" or 6" radius so items are easy to select and reach. It stores cookie sheets, a big round flat rock to bake home made pizzas etc. and other items she determined would fit.
I wanted to buy something like that but I don't know what it's called.
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I found a few by google " cookie sheet storage ".

This one pictured would be so easy to build. It could be done by gluing plywood between wood strips about an inch and a quarter wide < > rather than cutting saw kerfs.
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