How to Build a Custom Pantry | Woodworking Project

DIFFICULTY: Intermediate

When we built our house my wife Samantha wanted to have a custom pantry. After much searching and research on Pinterest and other blogs I came up with the perfect custom pantry design. I have created a video showing you the process. You may also want to check out my other YouTube videos for more projects and tips. I created blueprints, instructions to build this exact pantry. Here is the link to download them.

Here are a few still images of the progress. The shelves are made out of 3/4in birch plywood. I used 2x3s as a base to set everything on. I used poplar wood as main supports. Birch edge banding was used to cover up the plywood’s edge.

Watch The Build Video


•    Poplar Wood 1×3 –
•    ¼ in MDF –
•    Pine Wood 2×4 –
•    Wood Glue –
•    2.5 in Wood Screws –
•    Long Nails –
•    Short Nails –


Here is a list of all the Minor tools needed to make the pantry. Check out My Tools page for a list of the larger tools that I use in my shop.

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