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Project by MonteCristo posted 680 days ago 1941 views 12 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve seen a lot of really cheap commercial spice racks so when I wanted to make one for a cook I know, I tried to do something a little more innovative and attractive. This rack is a few years old now so the American Black Walnut has started to fade a bit. The other wood is hard maple.

The rack is attached to the wall with a french cleat and is easily removed for cleaning.

-- Dwight - "Free legal advice available - contact Dewey, Cheetam & Howe""





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Dusty56

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#1 posted 680 days ago

Probably the nicest spice rack I’ve ever seen : )
Great design and choice of woods and fastening device.

-- When you arrive at my front door, please knock softly but firmly. I like soft , firm, knockers : )

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MonteCristo

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#2 posted 680 days ago

Thanks. Drilling the holes is a bit of a job because of being only 30 degrees off the face of the rack but I think it was worth it (the rack is tipped 30 degrees off the vertical). I used a series of Forstner bits to go from a small hole to the finsihed size. BTW you can get the bottles from Lee Valley Tools.

-- Dwight - "Free legal advice available - contact Dewey, Cheetam & Howe""

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degoose

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#3 posted 680 days ago

This is outstanding, and thanks for the tip regarding different sized fortner bits… good idea…

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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Dusty56

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#4 posted 680 days ago

Thanks for the container tip…I forgot to ask earlier : )

-- When you arrive at my front door, please knock softly but firmly. I like soft , firm, knockers : )

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KarenW

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#5 posted 680 days ago

Love this! Been looking for something ‘different’ and this certainly fits the bill!

-- Happiness does not come from doing easy work but from the afterglow of satisfaction that comes after the achievement of a difficult task that demanded our best. --Theodore I. Rubin

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MonteCristo

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#6 posted 680 days ago

Thanks Karen. I was pretty chuffed when I came up with this design as most times a guy kills a lot of brain cells trying to design something new and doesn’t have a lot to show for it (my experience anyway !).

ASIDE: Another trick regarding the holes – use something like a long thin rod in the drill press to make sure your first Forstner bit is on target. Even the first Forstner bit will be an inch or more from where its center engages the wood when the cut is started (finally a good use for a laser on a drill press for those who have one!).

-- Dwight - "Free legal advice available - contact Dewey, Cheetam & Howe""

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Diggerjacks

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#7 posted 679 days ago

Hello Montecristo

This is very different and very nice

Another project for the future if I have time ….

Thanks for sharing

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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DarrylJN

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#8 posted 611 days ago

I really like the spice rack, the implementation is a great idea!

-- Darryl ~ Waxhaw, NC

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