My DH is building me a set of shelves in the basement for our food storage. It will house both home-canned goods and store-bought staples. I have a basic idea of what I want, but I'd like to see other mama's photos to get some inspiration.
Here's my basic idea: It'll be 4 feet wide, 18" deep (to accomodate 4 mason jars), and approximately 6 feet tall. Bottom shelf will be 18" high for bigger items, like our water storage, sugar, and flour, some of it possibly stored in 3 gallon pails. The next 2 shelves will be 12-15" high to accomodate cereals, pastas, rice, beans, etc. which I plan to store in 1/2 gallon mason jars or (for cereal) in their original box. Shelves 4-6 will be 10" apart and house quart, pint, and half-pint mason jars of sauces, broth, veggies, and jams. Also some store-bought canned goods such as soup. The very top will hold my canning equipment, dehydrator, and maybe some extra kitchen gear.
We bought some heavy-duty wall mounted double-track metal shelf brackets (like these: http://www.thisoldhouse.com/toh/how-to/intro/0,,550857,00.html except much heavier). DH has some extra 3/4" plywood that we will be using for the shelves. The brackets are rated to hold 150 lbs each, and we'll be using 3 per shelf.
How does this sound? Also, are there any mistakes you made when designing yours? Any must-haves that I should include?