Monday I showed you all my pantry makeover. Thank you so much for all of the comments!! It’s so exciting that y’all get all giddy about a new pantry too! :)
The carousels that my Dad made were a huge hit. I knew they would be and so I wanted to devote a separate post to them. I know some of you were hoping for a tutorial, but they would be hard for the average DIY-er to make. I’ll let my Dad tell you why. Take it away Pops!
“The rotating shelf design is tough to make for several reasons. First, the materials are not readily available, and you would have to buy much more than you would actually need for a few shelves. Also, special tools and fixtures are necessary to make the components. Not many people would buy an expensive table saw blade designed specifically for cutting the materials I used.
The carousel shelves were designed specifically for pantries. They can be installed in corners or anywhere else on standard 11¼” shelving. Ordinary lazy susans won’t work because the turntable bases are too large. The ones in Emily’s pantry are 20″ in diameter, will hold just about anything, and are virtually silent. The new standard size is 19inches as those seem to fit most pantries better.
The carousels currently cost $29 and the floor model is $39 if you want one for the floor, plus shipping and $5 handling. Detailed installation instructions are included with each order and carefully packed for shipping.
UPDATE (This was updated in 2012 and I will continue to update this post when things change): Due to high demand and busy schedules, pantry carousel orders are on hold indefinitely. When things slow down a bit and we are able to take more orders, I will let everyone know in a blog post. Thanks so much!
Thank you for all of the great comments and inquiries about my carousels!”
The carousels are patent pending.