Custom bath frame | HometalkMart 21, 2021
The original owner of the house we remodeled had a huge Thermador refrigerator for years, so the space for the refrigerator area was bigger than most. We bought a 28 CF refrigerator and I always wanted to build a roll out pantry next to it to fill in the void. The contractor who installed our switch wanted $ 1,800 to build the cabinets around the room. We did it ourselves (like most of the house) and this week we built the roll out pantry. I’ll be looking for the cabinets that I want to install upstairs in the room next week. I’ve searched online and found some decent completed projects to figure out how to do ours. We chose white pine and bought 2 pieces that were 1x12x8 to make the sides (71 “in length) and the top / bottom (25 wide) pieces. Then we used 1x10x8 to make 4 shelves that were 25” long I cut the frame and shelf pieces first, then cut small 1 inch wide pieces from the left about 1×10 to use as supports under the shelves (8 total). Before assembling the frame I installed the shelf supports on top each side in the same place (From the top, my shelf spacing was approximately 9 1/2 “, 16”, 9 1/2 “, 16” and 16 “. I used wood glue and a nail gun with 1 1/2 inch brads to make the top and to attach I bought a piece of masonite and put the frame on top of the masonite to sketch the size for the back of the shelf Install the masonite with wood lathes after pre-drilling the holes (lathe screws have a washer on the top around the screw head f). We used a 1/2 inch ro dowel to put it in front of some of the shelves. I made a template to mark the holes for the dowel rods: cut off a piece of leftover wood 1×12 4 “high, then use a drill press with a 1/2” paddle bit to place it exactly where the dowel rod should be inserted. This enabled me to mark the position of the chisel on either side without measuring anything. Just put the template on the shelf and mark the hole! We countersunk the hole for the dowel on the front to improve the aesthetics and cut through the wood on the back to insert the dowel rod. Before adding the wheels I added another piece of wood to the top and bottom of the frame for stability, but this piece was 26 inches long and overlapped where the top and bottom attached to the sides. This enabled me to screw in 4 non-pivoting steering wheels to the bottom using 1 “wood screws. I decided to add an extra trim board at the top and bottom to hide the 2 layers of wood, and bought cornice moldings to hide the rough edges of the masonite on the back. My copper colored handle should be here Monday and I will update the photos with the handle installed later.