Kitchen Door Spice Rack

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Project by DonB posted 02-29-2012 02:27 PM 6113 views 11 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I notched the back of the side rails to receive the shelves. Screwed from the back side so no screws are visible from the front/sides. Hollow core doors make mounting more difficult than it needs to be. Modified sides/shelves to 3” vice 4” to provide more clearance when shutting the door. Easy project, appreciated by my wife.

-- DonB

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#1 posted 02-29-2012 02:40 PM

This is a good idea and a great thing to do for your wife.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#2 posted 02-29-2012 03:22 PM

Looks good and very useful. A previous owner of our house did something similar, but full length. Unfortunately, they took off the door knob on the inside because it was in the way of the frame. I had to retrofit (create access) for a door knob because I didn’t want anyone to get locked in the pantry…

-- Barry,

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#3 posted 02-29-2012 03:38 PM

SignWave: I actually considered a full length rack. Could have notched the side to make it look like a vertical shelf and continue down or go back to the original width. However, the bottom of the storage is not shelved and bulk items go in there. Difficulty would have been to shut the door with bulk stuff in the way.

-- DonB

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#4 posted 02-29-2012 05:31 PM

Nice job, very practical

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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#5 posted 02-29-2012 05:44 PM

Good job and very functional

-- David in Damascus, MD

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#6 posted 02-29-2012 07:00 PM

This is a very clean looking project. I can see this application working on a closet door or even a bathroom door. Looks like an easy build that the wife would like…..................

-- mike...............

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#7 posted 02-29-2012 08:34 PM

Yes, I need to make one of these now. Very nice DonB, thanks

-- I played with Legos as a kid and I never had the part I thought I needed, so I learned to improvise. Now I'm an engineer with a woodworking hobby.

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#8 posted 03-01-2012 01:46 AM

Very nice use of space. Looks great.

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