Simple and Cheap Spice Rack




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This spice rack is very easy to build. All you need is a board and some pieces of scrap wood.

  • Difficulty: easy
  • Time to made: 2-4 hours
  • Costs: < 10$


  • 1 board
  • several pieces of scrap wood
  • screws
  • wood glue
  • linseed oil

Tools I used:

  • table saw
  • edge sander
  • random orbit sander
  • cordless drill


Step 1: Sawing the Wood

I cut a 3 layer pine wood board with a rail saw into the right size

and many of little pieces of scrap wood.

Step 2: Sanding

The small pieces were sanded with a edge sander and the board with a random orbit sander.

Step 3: Setup

I played around with all this little pieces, to find a good solution.

Step 4: Assembling

For a bigger piece I drilled two holes, screwed it on with a the first screw, check the squareness, made little corrections and then I screwed the second screw in.

For a small piece, I drilled only one hole and add a drop of wood glue on it.

Step 5: Hidden Mounting Holes

Two rectangular pieces got only one screw. So you can turn them. Under these pieces are the mounting holes.

Step 6: Finish

I added some layers of linseed oil and after one hour I wiped off the excess

Step 7: The Result

Instead of thousand words, please watch the video

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    1 year ago

    Now that was cool. I like it :)

    Thanks for this :)