Originally Posted by pb4uski
The wire shelves that we used the wires were pretty close, about 1/2" as i recall, and they have worked well for us for most pantry items.
The issue that we have is that our pantry is deep and narrow, abut 4' wide and 8' deep and we have 16" shelves at the end. and hang stuff (clothing, brooms, etc.) on the side walls. It works ok, but I have been thinking about how to get more functional storage buy perhaps building a floor to ceiling lazy susan that is the width of the pantry at the end, or perhaps some ferris wheel type of storage (AutoPantry being and example).
Is there enough room to roll a cart out into the room/hall? How wide is the door, or is it a full 4' width opening?
You could pick from these:
Chrome Wire Shelving, Chrome Wire Storage in Stock - ULINE
and have maybe an 18" wide shelf/cart on wheels, with a 24" one next to it, as deep as you wish, and just roll them out to access everything. There would be almost no wasted space.
They come 3, 4, 5, and 6 feet 'wide' (this would be 'depth' for you), so you could leave a couple feet at the end for your current shelves, or stuff you rarely access. Or use two to four shorter/narrower ones in combination if that would make it easier to maneuver.
If you have a near full width entry, and the room to roll it out, this single
72 x 36 x 72" would only be ~ $450 with casters, and you are done!