Revolving storage for cans (food)

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christine
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About 8 years ago I had plans to make my own can storage and other cool stuff, but I "misplaced" them and I'm really not that good at woodworking.  I've never seen one for sale, so here's what I'm looking for:

You add NEW cans from the back and they simply roll down and when you use the cans, you take them out of the front.

I just put away a bunch of cans with soup, fruit and diced tomatoes and of course the NEW cans are always in the front and the stuff in the back gets old. And, I don't know what I have in my cabinets.

I always try to stock up on canned food when it's on sale and just about now is a really good time to have your 1-year food supply.   I'm no fan of that expensive "emergency" food.   Just buy cans of whatever you use anyway and stock up on rice and pasta.

So this can storage is supposed to go in the garage with lots of extra storable food and it doesn't have to look great.  It just needs to be functional.   And it would be easy to just ship the pieces for assembly, with holes pre drilled and all the hardware (plus a few extras) included.

If nobody picks up on this, I'll just have to make one myself.  But it would be really cool if somebody could design it so that it's adjustable for different height cans.   Optional wheels would be nice too.  

JoggingGuy
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Can storage

This is not a pre-made can storage unit, but the price is right: http://mormonfoodstorage.blogspot.com/2008/09/pantry-paragon-or-how-to-m...

christine
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Very interesting design

Thanks! 

That's great for people with a pantry and you need only cardboard. 

I would have to buy or build a shelf to set the storage containers on.  If I build it, I could just build it so that the rear is slightly higher and add 1 x 2s as dividers and stops in the front.  I still have a lot of OSB.

I'm just surprised that out of these millions of unemployed and underemployed, nobody is capable or willing to WORK for extra income.  You have all these suckers paying THOUSANDS for storable food, so there's definitely a market for revolving storage.

JoggingGuy
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Found this site too
christine
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There's my shelf!

Thanks!  That's exactly what I want to build:

http://www.shelfreliance.com/product/view/p105

$400, wow.  Can't wait to build it. 

Started cleaning up the garage today and hopefully I'll soon have space to build my rotating shelf.

christine
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I just found out that in

I just found out that in addition to MOST of the canned food containing GM corn syrup, there's the http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bisphenol_A

Maybe I'll fill my revolving rack with the fruit in glass (buy it when it's 50% off), peppers, and what else is sold in glass.  I'm not a big fan of glass as it it BREAKS!.    Maybe I just found some use for the styrofoam from my solar panel packaging.  Keep the glass from breaking when it drops down on the lower shelf.

Really wish I could buy glass CANNED fruit from local farmers.  Obviously it doesn't ship well.