I'm in the process of designing a pantry for a kitchen remodel. The pantry
cabinet will be 30" wide, 84" high, and 24" deep. I was planning to use the
lower 60" of the cabinet as pantry space, with a double-door cabinet above.
Due to the cabinet's right edge being against a wall, I would like to use a
single door on the cabinet, hinged on the left. The door would have a 4"
deep set of wood shelving on the inside for storage of canned goods and
small items. If I use a double door, the shelving on the inside of the right
door would block access to the cabinet shelves, as the door will not open
past 90 degrees.
This would give me a door approx. 29" wide and 59" high. I'm using a
frame-and-panel overlay door, in birch. I was figuring on using a center
stile and making it a 2 or even a 4 panel door to avoid having a huge panel.
Any other suggestions - is this a bad idea? How many hinges should I use to
support the weight?