This is a really easy woodworking project, especially for beginners. I made this with some pieces of scrap wood and an old pallet.
- I used scraps of plywood and pine
- a pallet (optional)
- Wood putty or wood plugs
- Table saw
Step 1: The Spice Rack
I had no plan going into this.
I had two large pieces of plywood from another project lying around, so I used those first. I checked the size of my spice bottles and made the back of the spice rack about 2.5x higher.
I cut the bottom piece of the spice rack wide enough to hold two rows of bottles and I made the top piece wider to display stuff on.
I used a jigsaw to cut simple waves in the side pieces of wood and cut a piece of wood for the front to keep the spice bottles from falling out. I also cut a decorative piece for the top using plywood and pine.
I wanted a heavy distressed look, so I pounded the spice rack with a hammer and poked it in places with a screwdriver. I also used wood putty instead of wood plugs to cover all of the screw holes. Doing this will give you a distressed rough look after lightly sanding.
Step 2: Stain and Paint
I had a pallet that perfectly held wine glasses. I cut it at an end the same width and length of the bottom of the spice rack. I screwed it on the bottom through the slats.
I sanded and then stained the inside and painted the outside dark green.
I mixed a little joint compound in with the paint to make it grainy. I also spot distressed the paint job with my sander until I got the look I was going for. My lovely wife is actually the fan of distressed paint jobs.
Step 3: The Pallet Wine Glass Holder
I love how the wine glasses slide in.
Step 4: Spice Bottles
We found these on sale and that started this unplanned spice rack project.
Step 5: The Finished Spice Rack
This was an easy two day project.