The pantry is perhaps the hardest working unit in any kitchen. A good plan, a review of how it might be used by the family, and some hard work on the design are essential to creating a good storage space.

Thus Norm begins this project by visiting a recently completed pantry to gather ideas. He takes note that storage can be very specific to a family’s preferences. “Adjustability” is a key element. Then it’s back to the New Yankee Workshop to build one for the dream kitchen.

Norm devises a clever solution to make sure that this tall cabinet will fit in the new space. He continues building the carcass and face frame using some of the techniques shown on earlier episodes, yet when it comes to the door, the comparison ends. Norm builds a clever series of storage boxes with handsome box joints that hang on the inside of the door. This provides useful storage and takes advantage of otherwise wasted space.