DIY Roll Out Kitchen Pantry

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Hi guys! I’m so happy to share with you all this roll out pantry that my husband and I designed for our kitchen!


kichen roll out pantry


I’m seriously in love with it – and actually did an extra food shop just so I could add tinned food to the shelves! Yup that’s that kind of person I am, its all in the attention to detail!


kichen roll out pantry

kichen roll out pantry


This pantry sits between the fridge (yes that crazy and outrageous Ball Mason Fridge) and kitchen counters. It was previously just an empty un-used space – too narrow and deep to fit any standard kitchen contraption. I probably could have just moved the fridge over, but then there would  have been a gap on the other side too which I didn’t want either!


kichen roll out pantry


 So  I decided to make use of the space and make a cabinet within its small dimensions to store various kitchen canned food and other items . Cool idea huh? Unique too?  Well maybe  not… Classy Clutter got there before I did with a similar idea on their blog!


kichen roll out pantry


UK kitchens are typically quite compact and don’t always have the luxury of an extra room for a pantry (unlike some of the US homes….I need to be where you guys are!)  so this is the next best thing! If you’re anything like me, you’ll know you really just can never have too much storage!


kichen roll out pantry


I decided on a chicken wire for the backing and a dark walnut stain to give the whole pantry a rustic/farmhouse look. These two styles are my new craze by the way! There is something so visually stimulating about dark wood against beautiful metal!


kichen roll out pantry

kichen roll out pantry

Here’s how the pantry looks when its pushed in. I think it looks great against  my funky coloured fridge and at the same time blends  in –  hardly taking  up any space what so ever!


kichen roll out pantry


Am I winning you over yet with this storage idea? I hope so! You’ve got to try this…like now ? As always I’ll take you through just how easy it is to make.


Materials I Used

5 x soft wood timber planks


Ronseal walnut Stain

Paint brush

Ronseal Clear varnish


5 x dowel rods (19.05 x 914mm)


4 x caster wheels

Cupboard handle

Chicken wire

Wire cutter

Staple gun



How To


The first step was making the frame. To do this we used 3 wooden planks. The length of each plank was 150cm and width 15cm . We kept these dimensions to make the sides of the frame. For what would be the  top and bottom of the frame , we sawed one of the planks into two 54cm length.


kichen roll out pantry


We eventually ended up with 4 pieces of wood which we then positioned into a rectangle shape (2 big pieces on the side and the top and bottom wooden planks on the inside).


kichen roll out pantry


I strongly advise that if you are using soft wood for this project, to make some pre-holes with the drill before screwing the screws into the wood as you may crack the wood.


kichen roll out pantry


Also you may want to make a slight hollow with a bigger drill price  in order for the screws to be at the same level as the wooden frame (the screw won’t stick out the wood) . We’re working with pretty basic equipment here- you can buy stuff that actually does all this for you!



We placed the caster wheels on each side of the bottom piece of the frame and screwed them in. We used small screws here so that the screws did not push through the wood.


kichen roll out pantry


To bring the frame together we screwed each side of the rectangle with 2 screws per corner. Once the outer frame was built (we left the frame on the floor because at this stage it was  still very fragile) we started getting the middles pieces ready (they would be our shelves and add further support to the frame).


kichen roll out pantry


We sawed some more wooden planks with the same measurements used for the top and bottom of the frame. We positioned the planks  in between the frame at the height we wanted (again   ensuring we made pre holes) and secured in place with 2 screws on each side of the frame.


kichen roll out pantry


We repeated the process for the remaining pieces of wood. It is completely your choice how many shelves you want and where you want to position them, but we went with 5 shelves. The top shelves of the frame were evenly spaced and the bottom shelf was positioned slightly higher from so we could store the more larger items (i.e water bottles etc).


kichen roll out pantry


Once the shelves were fitted, we then proceeded to cut the dowel rods to the same measurements as the top and bottom of the inner frame. We positioned the dowels about 2 inches above its matching shelves and nailed in placed using pre-drilled holes (We actually didn’t attach the dowels until I had done my first coat of stain!). On reflection, a dowel drill or liquid nails may have been more appropriate for this step (to hide nail heads) but I had neither of these items at the time.


 Next the fun part, staining (this was my job)! That was sarcasm by the way, it really wasnt that fun at all. It was a total nightmare! It was my first time working with stain and I think I made every mistake in the book using  it.


kichen roll out pantry


I used a paint brush to apply it, (1st mistake as I ended up with some unsightly brush marks), the stain was a very thin and watery consistency so it just dripped everywhere! I later found out that using an old rag would have been much better. On a more positive note though, at least YOU now know what NOT do!


I did about 3 coats and left it to try 12 hours in between.


kichen roll out pantry


Sadly, there were some areas where the stain had run and created fat drip marks. I had to go over these areas with my sander to smooth it out a little. I then sealed with clear wax and left to dry for a full day!



The chicken wire was attached to the back of the frame. We used a large roll of chicken wire and just cut off what we needed using a wire cutter. Everything was stapled in place to the wooden frame with my staple gun (love that thing!)


kichen roll out pantry


And finally the handle!


kichen roll out pantry


So what do you think guys? Will you be giving this a go? Do you have any cool storage ideas for the kitchen? If so, I would love to hear, feel free to leave a comment below! And see those social media share buttons at the very top of this post? Well, I would love for you to click on them and share away! It would really make my day – I’m very easily pleased!





kichen roll out pantry





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    allô. M’y husband Wait to Know. If something is on top où your Roller pantry to holding straight Went we pull it ?Sorry m’y computer is not workingwell. Many errors. Thank you


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