Wednesday, November 4, 2009

The Pantry Shelves

I have rededicated myself to the blog, and will actively post weekly again. Sorry about the lapse. :)

We worked on the garden over the last few weeks. There are eight trailer loads of packed leaves on the garden, along with 50 lbs. of pelletized urea. We tilled it under on Saturday, 10/31. Every year the soil will get better, and we look forward to aiding that natural process.
The tilled garden, seen from near the house. Only the kale remains.
We built shelves for the utility/storage/pantry downstairs. Most of them are flat, but one 36" section is built to facilitate the efficient rotation of cans. For the rotating can section, we used 3/4" plywood for the sides, 1/2" plywood for the shelves themselves, aluminum drywall trim as the shelf stopper, and ripped 2x4s at an angle for the back end. All four shelves are built the same, but the top slanting shelf is adjustable, so it will accomodate anything from a 2 5/8" soup can to a 4 3/8" fruit can. We used a router to cut the shelf supports in the sides, and 1/2" metal screws to attatch the drywall trim.
This is a very pretty time of year in New England. This is oak and honeysuckle in a windowbox.


Anonymous said...

So glad you're posting again! I've missed your weekly updates. :)


The Britton Family said...

So nice to have you back!!

Jenn said...

I love, love, love the shelves. I may just have to come over and take a personal look at them. We need to replicate some at our house. I'm glad to see you're blogging again. Can't wait for another update!

The Wests. said...

It's good to feel appreciated!

You're welcome to come measure the shelves to your heart's content, Jenn. Bring your man. :)


OUR CLAN said...

Glad to see that you are back. I heard that your computer had issues. But you know, some of us are "addicted" to your blog and can't get enough of it. Really though, it's nice to see you updating again!!

Anonymous said...

just so you know Chris, the last picture is actually not honeysuckle. It's bittersweet... Good post.