Build a DIY Slide Out Pantry

It's Pinterest to the rescue once again as my newlywed 
daughter and her handsome husband searched storage 
options for their new apartment.


slide out pantry for kitchen organization


The problem with living in a small apartment is that there is little or no cabinet space. 

Shortly after moving in, they realized that they needed a solution to the kitchen storage problem.

My daughter and her husband quickly got to work buying the wood, dowels, and castors needed for the project.

gluing boards then screwing them together to build a slide out cabinet

Using the directions and specs from Pinterest they got to work making one the right size for their space. First they built a box.

Woman creating a box for the first step

They used wood screws to build a box then attach shelves from one end to the other. 

drilling pilot holes for the shelves in this diy storage project

They used wood glue and small nails to attach a thin piece of plywood to the back of the box. 

wood glue and screws make this diy kitchen storage perfect for any small space

wood from the hardware store creates storage for a small kitchen

On the bottom they added castors so the piece would roll in and out. It is important to use castors that don't rotate in every direction. 

adding castors to the bottom of the shelf

Lastly they added wooden dowels about an inch or 2 above the shelves to hold in the dry goods. This can be done with small nails from the outside or a nail gun.

I'm thinking this would make great craft storage too!

slide out pantry pin for pinterest


wooden shelves and dowels to hold the food onto the shelves when storage slides between the cabinets

Slide out storage in a small kitchen between the fridge and the sink


A quick coat of paint...


Finally painted and finished

and this Pinterest DIY project is a wrap!


Slide out pantry filled with dry goods

Awesome job you guys! 
You make me proud!


slide out cabinet for small kitchen problems

*I'm thinking this would make a great plate rack too if you hung it on the wall!


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I am Susan, the author and creator at Homeroad. I am a wife, mother of 4 daughters, and a grandmother of 5 and counting. I am a retired teacher, a DIY blogger and an artist at heart. .