My last post about the pantry showed how the Man of the Place finished off the inside of the room to get ready to work on the shelves. The next step was to install a base on which to put the cabinet-style shelves.
Jim had to create a nice level line around the perimeter of the room, so that the base would be perfectly level.
Next, he was able to begin installing the base, which is basically a structure of 2 x 4’s, elevated off the floor by little pressure-treated legs.
While this might not seem too difficult, keep in mind that the floor is not perfectly level, plus we’re going to create a toe-kick under the shelves, so everything had to be done with great precision. At times like this, it’s really nice to be married to a structural engineer :)
In a future post, I’ll show the first shelves that Jim has put in.