It's really beautiful! Thanks so much
I've thought about putting a lip along the front, sometimes I think cats can do as much damage as an earthquake You could even put a full face cabinet front on it complete with doors and stylish knobs, I might do that sometime with all of them I built.I've asked my son to put a little trim at the front of the shelves to hopefully help with the fact we live close to a fault line. Not had any major quakes here recently but it's possible. Since I won't be able to pull jars straight off the shelf but have to tilt the taller quart jars to get them over the trim I think a little extra room is called for.
Good point for canning jars, I might put a door on it that blocks light but not air flow. I don't have much trouble with moisture out there, but lids can rust pretty easy. I thought about some contractor grade landscape fabric, it is light weight and airy, but very dark.I imagine it wouldnt be hard to add a light shielding curtain or something to it as well to help with preservation.
If I can do it, anyone can do it (probably better). The back piece is what I think really gives it strength unlike some shelves that are only supported on two sides, left and right. This thing is supported around 3 out of 4 sides which makes it extremely rigid and strong. If you just used that part of this cabinet, you could build it any shape or size you want. You could fill in the space between two things and even use the space above it to store bulky things (like cases of empty canning jars).I'm currently looking into expanding our pantry (Wife is getting tired of the canned goods I've been collecting taking up space in the living room...) and maximum load was my biggest concern with some of the stuff I was looking at purchasing. It either couldn't support the weight, or it was way too expensive.
I never really considered doing it myself (Live in an apartment and don't have access to too many power tools at present), but the cost savings alone might make borrowing my father-in-law's garage for an afternoon worth it. I'll have to add a case of beer to the cost, though. :
Whoa, if I'm thinking about what you are meaning, that would be an unreal amount of storage space in a very small area. If you put heavy duty casters on the bottoms, you could roll them together and sort of stack them like those moving shelves that warehouses use! That is such a great idea!! I'll take pictures of what I'm talking about the next time I'm in a place that has them, that would be the ultimate storage solution for sure.After the cabinet is finished I may make a modification to add casters on the bottom so that multiple cabinets can "stacked" against each other and easily relocated in the storage area.
Yeah, it's sort of just a stripped down kitchen cabinet without doors. Good solid doors would negate the use of a lip and keep the cats from getting in there too. I should go ahead and do that just to see how it would work, I really don't think the lids would rust with solid doors.it's just about everything I was looking for! I might put some kind of door in the shleves, not sure. it's really great, so thanks!