Measure the depth and width of the space for the 1x2 ledge dimensions (Image 1). Measure, mark and cut the primed 1x2. Next, drill pilot holes in the 1x2 boards, using a larger bit to prep them for countersinking the screws (Image 2). Make sure each ledge is level on the wall, and install into the studs using 2 ½" wood or drywall screws (Image 3).
Have your local home improvement cut the shelves for you. Customize the shelves using a jigsaw. We created a U-shape configuration, which allowed for shallow storage along each side of the pantry and gave it an overall custom look (Image 1). Apply an interior semi-gloss paint on both sides of each shelf, and allow to dry (Image 2).
Allow for at least a 5-inch depth on shelves to store canned goods.