Hidden Spice Rack

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Introduction: Hidden Spice Rack

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)
  • Hammer
  • Drill

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.

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    8 Discussions

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    ToolboxGuy
    ToolboxGuy

    9 months ago

    How do you help it from tipping over? Are there weights in the bottom? Or did you make some kind of stop so the rack doesn't pull out past the cabinetry?

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    dannynboyd
    dannynboyd

    5 years ago

    Its more green than blue..n i guess its the colr they wanted it to be..

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    rmkershner
    rmkershner

    Reply 5 years ago

    When you use paint it typically comes out in the color you apply.

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    jediam16
    jediam16

    5 years ago

    Like the idea a lot. When I get time, I'm going to try this. Thanks for the idea!

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    locowoman5777
    locowoman5777

    5 years ago

    love this ,great job have to show this to my husband !

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    mrmetallica
    mrmetallica

    5 years ago

    that is fantastic .we all like a bit of spice in our lives .

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    BeachsideHank
    BeachsideHank

    5 years ago

    Good trick chocking the wheels so as to prevent rotation, plenty of these roadside on discarded chairs.