The wife had been hounding me over making her a spice rack and I finally found the time to get it knocked out.
Materials I used:
- 1 1/2 2x4's = $6.00
- 1" wood screws from Walmart = $2.50
- 2 cans of spray paint = $8.00
- 1 package of small wheels from a file cabinet
- Total Cost = Roughly $16.50
Tools I used:
- 1 Tablesaw
- 1 Palm Sander (You can use a sheet of sandpaper if you don't have one)
Step 1: Cutting the Wood
I used my Table saw to cut the 2x4's into the size pieces I wanted. I measured the space we had between the fridge and the counters and it was just over 4 inches. Once I got the thickness I wanted (around 3/4") I made several cuts with the table saw to cut them to size.
Step 2: Adding the Shelves
Next I assembled the outside frame and measured and cut the shelving. I used some of the spices from my wife's old shelf to measure appropriate spacing to get the spices in and out effectively. Once the shelves were attached I cut some of the wood shelves into smaller strips to use as the railing for the spice rack.
Step 3: Adding Wheels
I added some old file cabinet wheels that were never used so that it could roll in and out easily. Since the wheels were designed to spin freely I added a wedge to the front that eliminated this so I could pull it out an push it in with no wheel twisting.
Step 4: Checking the Fit
Assembly complete, checking to make sure measurements were correct and that it fits.
Step 5: Adding a Top Rail
After checking the fit I noticed the top had a lot of unused space so I took it outside and added some of the extra rails on the top to make it into an area we could keep small items or our Keurig coffee pods. I used smaller nails to attach it to the top and used a punch to hammer them in a little farther so that I could cover the holes with wood putty and paint over them.
Step 6: Finished Product
The final step was painting and sealing. I sprayed the entire thing with a clear polyurethane left over from an older project so that the paint would hold up a little better under daily use.