Spice Rack

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Project by MrRock posted 12-13-2007 04:44 AM 3169 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a spice rack that I made for our kitchen when we moved into our house. The cabinet was there already, only there was an ironing board in it.
I used lyptus for the sides and the shelves. I would have liked to use pine and stain it match the rest of the woodwork throughout the kitchen. However that was not really possible as my wife asked me to make it before my parents came to visit, in less than 24 hours, and the lyptus had by far the closest color to the trim than anything else at Woodcraft.
Just an oil finish on this one
Nothing too spectacular about this one, it was my first experience drilling for shelf pins. I took the easy (quick) way out and clamped the pieces together and drilled all the way through, since the outside surfaces wouldn’t be seen.

-- The Dude abides...

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#1 posted 12-13-2007 03:40 PM

Nice idea. I know MY wife would sure prefer a spice rack to an ironing board any day of the week!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#2 posted 12-13-2007 03:47 PM

I agree!!! :)
and I’d love a space for spices that was easily accessible. Nicely done
(love the phone)

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#3 posted 12-13-2007 07:29 PM

Great use of space. Too bad you couldn’t have found a way to hide the ironing board behind the spice rack. LOL. 24 hours! Your wife knows how to put the pressure on you, doesn’t she? Did you measure for your shelf pins or did you use a piece of peg board as a guide? Peg board holes are 1” apart and using a section as a drill guide is a trick I’ve read about in several magazine articles.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#4 posted 12-14-2007 12:05 AM

Great spice rack. Nice job and in a rush also.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#5 posted 12-14-2007 12:31 AM

Very nice. You have a cool shaped phone, too, but the twisted cord would drive me nuts. (No criticism, that’s a me comment.)

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#6 posted 12-14-2007 01:02 AM

Thanks for the comments, even about the phone. We like how it looks, but the display stoped working after about a month. Oscorner, I did use pegboard as a guide for this and another project I haven’t posted yet, I’m happy with how it worked.

-- The Dude abides...

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#7 posted 12-15-2007 04:33 AM

Well Mr Rock, you sure are speedy. Nice job.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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