As part of my ongoing basement renovation project I decided to build my wife a pantry under the basement stairs. We needed the space because the kitchen is a bit lacking in cabinets and this was a much cheaper alternative. To the left of the pantry will be a chest freezer I scored on Craigslist for $100 so between stocking up during can-can sales at Shop-Rite and storing venison we'll be set. I built the wall on the left to close off the rest of the steps and sheathed the whole thing in 7/16" OSB so that I could locate the shelves wherever and still have something to screw into. The chase on the upper right will carry flexible ductwork and wiring to the finished side of the basement.