Spice Rack Plans
A Spice rack plans for all seasons.
How I made this spice rack with these easy to follow spice rack plans, and you can too. Download a pdf copy of these free spice rack plans. The link opens a new window. Print a copy on your home printer.
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How the project evolved.
A spice rack is a cost effective storage solution to help keep your kitchen tidy. It's a great gift that anyone will appreciate.
Making a spice rack is an quick and easy project even if you don't have many woodworking tools. It will always be special gift because you made it. I decided to design my own spice rack plans.
A little research on the internet turned up some useful information, but nothing that I really wanted to make, so I decided to design my own. The first thing I did was to measure the height of a spice bottle, which came to 105mm high. Then I lined up 9 bottles in a row, and measured that distance, which came to about 370mm. Allowing for a little extra clearance by adding 10mm, thus making it 380mm.
I decided that I wanted three tiers, and so I made a quick sketch to see how everything would fit together.
List of materials.
Once I had the sketch, it was time to make a list of what I would need.
Tools that I used.
You may also need a nail punch for recessing the panel pins, a 2mm drill bit for predrilling for the nails, and a 10mm drill bit to match the dowels.
A 12" sanding disk is handy for trimming end grain. This is not an essential item to complete this project, so if you don't have one, don't despair.
Step by step instructions.
This spice rack plan has been designed for spice bottles that measure roughly 41mm dia and 105mm tall. My guess is that most spice bottles are pretty much the same whever you may be.
Final Assembly and Finishing.
Using a nail punch, knock all the nails just below the surface. Measure and cut the backing board to size. Attach it with panel pins. Fill all holes and imperfections with wood filler.
Allow the wood filler to dry, then give everything a light sanding with 120 grit sandpaper. Apply at least two coats of varnish according to manufacturers instructions.
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