I needed a spice rack to bring with me to college, and my dad has just discovered the wonders of steampunk.
And so....the steampunk spice rack was born.
Step 1: Cut and File Copper Pipe.
Using a pipe cutter, cut copper pipe into 28 1.5-inch pieces. We used 1/2" copper pipe that we had lying around, but you can always find copper pipe at any hardware store.
Then, use a file to clean up the edges and get rid of any sharp ends.
Step 2: Retrieve Other Necessary Items.
Take a trip to your local hardware store and obtain 20 copper T pieces and 4 right-angle pieces that fit snugly on your copper pipe.
Step 3: ASSEMBLE!
Put it all together! And that's all there is to it.
The original design had only one row and could only hold 6 tubes, but I wanted more spices in the rack, so we expanded it. To add another row, simply cut 6 more 1.5-inch pieces of copper pipe and get 6 more copper T pieces.
Our spice rack seems pretty sturdy, but in the case that yours is wobbly, you could weld or glue the pieces together to make it more solid.
Step 4: Add Spice.
Get some test tubes and fill them up with your favorite spices. Cork the tops and, finally, place in your brand new steampunk spice rack.
We had a couple of test tubes lying around, and more are currently in the mail to complete the spice rack. I found some cheap test tubes on Amazon, and the corks can be found at craft stores.