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Project by Brasco18 posted 396 days ago 1512 views 16 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife wanted to get rid of the spice rack we had on the wall. I found this project in a 2004 issue of Workbench Magazine. They are under-cabinet drawers that tilt down. Their construction was very simple; only some basic dados and rabbets. All held together with screws.

There are divider slats that slide into the drawers. I actually removed them because I could fit more spices in them.

I only had one kind of white on hand and took a gamble that it would match. It turned out slightly more grey than I was hoping, but you don’t really notice it and my wife is ok with it.

-- When a 'want' meets 'simplicity', it creats 'progress'.





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Hawaiilad

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#1 posted 396 days ago

What a great idea….the way my wife loves to cook (and yea, I love to eat it) she would need about 6 of these drawers for all her spices.

-- Larry in sunny and warm Hawaii,

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Belg1960

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#2 posted 396 days ago

Real nice, handy project. How did you actually attach it to them original cabinet?

-- ***Pat*** Rookie woodworker looking for an education!!!

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Brasco18

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#3 posted 395 days ago

The cabinet had a .75” recess in the bottom, which is common for cabinets. I put some .75 inch stock up in there, screwing from above, and then attached the new drawers to the scraps by screwing through the hardboard.

This was a quick project and I didn’t take a lot of time on the measurements. As a result, the drawers are rather tight. In the future I may remedy this by placing a spreader-type bar underneath the drawers to spread the exterior rails out a bit. Or I may just make new side rails and put them in. Since nothing is glued together I can take the whole thing apart and redo a piece if needed.

-- When a 'want' meets 'simplicity', it creats 'progress'.

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helluvawreck

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#4 posted 395 days ago

Nice practical space saver for the kitchen. Good work.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- 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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Joe Weaver

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#5 posted 395 days ago

great looking job

-- Joe, Ga

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eddie

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#6 posted 395 days ago

very cleaver , thanks for sharing ,may try this one going to try and find a back issue of the magazine

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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Fishinbo

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#7 posted 393 days ago

Great idea and upgrade on the cabinets for the spices. Very neat.

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