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

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My daughter and her husband quickly got to work buying the 1" x 6" wood, dowels, and castors needed for the project.

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

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!

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                        slide out pantry pin for pinterest

See the other one I made for my small appliances by visiting this bold link. 

               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

Slide out pantry filled with dry goods

Awesome job you guys!

You make me proud!


slide out pantry with overlay

*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. .


  1. Susan it's proof the apple doesn't fall far from the tree! I hope someday I can post things like this of my kids, even now my oldest at 8 tries to replicate projects and pictures. They truly pick up on everything we do as parents (good & bad!) so you taught her well.

  2. I was able to do this with a tall bookcase that was on sale for only $30. Reinforced the back etc., but it made a great pull-out pantry. This one looks great, too!

  3. Too cool!! Fun to see you passed on the DIY gene :)

  4. yep, she's her mother's daughter! They did a fabulous job with this project. It really adds the amount of storage for apartment dwellers!
    thanks for sharing Susan, catching you!

  5. wow,, I love that and they did a great job.

  6. I have seen this on pinterest and I was really thinking that would be perfect for my spices, that would free up so much cabinet space. Thanks for sharing, you did a great job.

  7. Thanks for linking to my instructions! Theirs turned out wonderfully! It really is so helpful!

    XO, Mallory @ Classy Clutter


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