Forum Title: Pantry Shelf Material
I have a client who's current pantry looks like BC plywood shelves with a about a 1/4 edging nailed on, painted with a latex paint. They are in pretty poor condition and she would like us to replace them. We have done plenty of wire shelving over the years in pantries but haven't really done much else. She wants it to look a little nicer than that. She likes the idea of a solid shelf vs wire as well. I suggested melamine shelving as a possibility and she asked about how well that would hold up without chipping. I had to tell her I honestly didn't know. We haven't used it much and I really just couldn't tell her one way or the other and feel good about it. I know regional differences and all that comes into play but for us and what we do, this is a very nice house and they've been willing to pay to have things done well and right. So that being said, if you had a client that wanted pantry shelves that weren't wire, and needed to be durable and last, what would you do? I sprayed the kitchen cabinets so one option is I could grab a few sheets of finish grade plywood and make the shelves with solid nosing and spray Kem Aqua to match the cabinets on them which would hold up well but would certainly cost more than melamine shelving.
Category: General Contractor Post By: MICHAEL R (San Francisco, CA), 03/02/2018

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