Rustic Spice Rack
One of our kitchen cabinets was overflowing with spices, and whenever we wanted or needed one it was a pain to find. I decided it was time to organize our little collection, so I came up with a very simple design for a spice rack. It was great because this way I would make the shelves whatever size I wanted and make the piece as big as we needed! This is a really easy project that will nicely organize your kitchen. It will only take a day to make and costs less than $20!
► 4 – 6ft 4×1
► 20 – 1 1/4 in. screws (I use drywall screws because I like that they are black)
► Paint Brushes
► Miter Saw
► Yard Stick
- Decide how large you would like your piece to be. We chose a rather large size because we have a lot of spices. (38 in. long x 24 in. tall)
- Cut the 4×1 2 – 24” and 5 – 36”
- Create a box using 2 of the 24” boards and 2 of the 36” boards and screw together
- Once you have the box made measure out how far apart you would like the boards and mark it on the board. (On mine I made then 4.5” inbetween the first 3 and 6.5” for the bottom.)
- Place the first board in and screw only the front screws on one side.
- Then screw in the second one and so on
- Next flip the rack and screw only the front screws on this side
- Once they are all in stand the spice rack up. Using a level check each shelf and make sure they are level once they are screw in the last screws on each side.
- Now sand the whole piece smooth
- Once you finish sanding wipe down the piece and it is ready to be painted or stained (mine is stained a dark walnut.)
- Add a finishing coat over top and allow to dry
- Lastly add hooks on the back so it can easily hang on the wall.
You can add dowels to the front of the rack to keep spices in place. Or use Tri Ply to add a back board to the back. You can customize your rack however you would like!