Step 1: The Idea
The whole science-techno vibe is cool in a steampunk kinda way. Surely a test tube rack would be the most iconic image of a "science lab", and what better way to bring it into the kitchen than as a spice rack?
This gift was made for a relative, recently moved out of home, who is beginning to get into cooking.
Step 2: The Concept
The width and thickness of the base and top peices was based on the scrap wood that I had lying around - re-use for the win!
This let me try out various combinations of row/columns, separation, and upper level height.
Step 3: Safety Gear
Step 4: Cut the Wood
I cut the two peices to 200mm length
Step 5: Clean As You GO
Step 6: Tape 'Em Together and Mark 'Em Up
Mark the centres of the test tube holes on the top level with a pencil. I used a 45mm spacing both vertically and horizontally.