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Turn an unused coat closet into a pantry, and store 5 years of canned goods for maximum disaster preparedness!
Identify an underutilized closet near your kitchen. We don't really wear coats here in the Bay Area, so our empty coat closet was a perfect candidate.
Use your favorite crow bar to remove any existing closet infrastructure. Try not to make too many holes in the wall, as you'll have to patch them up ...
Fill all nail holes and ancillary smashes with spackle. If the holes are small use standard spackle, adding spackle in layers and being sure to firmly press it ...
After the spackle dries, give the area a light sanding. Next wash the walls of the closet thoroughly to remove any residual dirt, and lightly sponge over the ...
Paint the closet with one coat of primer and two coats of good quality paint. Install shelf brackets or other support system. These are functional if ugly; we ...
Measure your closet and cut the shelving to fit. We did this after installing the brackets so we could accurately leave cutouts for the brackets, and fit the ...
Give the shelves several coats of polyurethane. Let each coat dry overnight (or as specified on the can) and give a VERY light sanding with 220 grit sandpaper ...
Put in the bottom set of shelf brackets and pile all of the shelves in on top. Have a helper scoot them up individually while you place the ...
Your finished shelves are ready to be loaded. Stock up on canned goods now and be prepared for the next natural disaster!
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