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ISO Freestanding Pantry

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BabyLitigator Sep 21, 2006 09:01 PM

We just moved into an apartment that could use a free-standing pantry type unit in the kitchen for food (there is a large area in the kitchen where it can go).
We're looking for something free-standing (it's a rental unit so we don't want to go bolting things into walls), and on the reasonably priced side, but something with a finished look (e.g. not a stack of plastic drawers).

Any suggestions?

For reference, we live in L.A., so any national chain or local California chain works.

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    cheryl_h RE: BabyLitigator Sep 21, 2006 09:10 PM

    Do you want something that closes up like a closet? Or something fairly open like a set of shelves? If you're interested in shelving units, Costco has a terrific bargain in their heavy-duty shelves. They're 18" deep, 48" across and about 7' tall. By heavy-duty I mean they're rated to around 500lbs per shelf. They're steel, come with good castors and shelves are adjustable. I think each unit has 6 shelves. The whole lot costs around $60 - $70 and is worth at least twice that.

    I have several of these to store stuff, including 2 which are in the room next to the kitchen. The room is turning into a pantry by default, we keep putting kitchenware, food, appliances etc. in it.

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      BabyLitigator RE: cheryl_h Sep 21, 2006 09:57 PM

      I'm looking for something that closes like a closet, but to be honest, look (it's a tile kitchen with wood cabinets) is more important than strength/quality, since I won't be pushing it too much on weight.

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        MMRuth RE: cheryl_h Sep 21, 2006 10:04 PM

        That sounds like something like Metro shelving - I "custom" ordered one from Metro on line - you can order the sizes of shelves and poles that you need and have been very happy with it. Sat underneath a counter in my old kitchen, in my smaller NY apt. it is in the living room right next to the kitchen with a cloth on top to disguise it. For BL's purposes, sounds like it would only work if she doesn't mind the pantry items being on display.

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        Jesdamala RE: BabyLitigator Sep 21, 2006 10:03 PM

        Ikea? Not investment furniture, but I am sure there will be something that works.

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