Build your own door spice rack for about $30 using basic tools and off the shelf lumber. Free step by step woodworking plans suitable for the beginner, from Ana-White.com
- 2 - 1x4 boards @ 10 feet long (can also use 3 - 1x4 @ 8 feet long if that's cheaper)
- 3 - 3/8" dowels @ 4 feet long
- 3/8" dowel buttons
- cup hooks
- 1/4" plywood for the back (2x4 sheet)
- You'll also need a 3/8" drill bit for drilling holes for dowels
- 2 - 1x4 @ 39" (Sides)
- 8 - 1x4 @ 19 1/2" (Top, Bottom and Shelves)
- 1 - 1/4" plywood @ 21" x 39"
- 6 - 3/8" dowels @ 20 1/2"
Please read through the entire plan and all comments before beginning this project. It is also advisable to review the Getting Started Section. Take all necessary precautions to build safely and smartly. Work on a clean level surface, free of imperfections or debris. Always use straight boards. Check for square after each step. Always predrill holes before attaching with screws. Use glue with finish nails for a stronger hold. Wipe excess glue off bare wood for stained projects, as dried glue will not take stain. Be safe, have fun, and ask for help if you need it. Good luck!
Start by drilling the dowel holes first in the sides as noted in the diagram. I love how the Shanty2Chic girls clamped both boards together and drilled all the holes at once.
The attach top and bottom with the Kreg Jig and 3/4" pocket holes with 1 1/4" pocket hole screws.
NOTE: If you don't have a Kreg Jig, you can also attach with countersunk screws or finish nails and glue.
This guy is for hanging later on.
Attach all shelves at measurements noted in diagram.
Cut 1/4" plywood with a circular saw or table saw if necessary.
Apply glue to back edges of the spice rack shelves. Place plywood on top and nail down around edges. Then mark out shelf locations and nail plywood to shelves.
Hang using the solid wood board on back top.
Insert your dowels and finish and you are done!
It is always recommended to apply a test coat on a hidden area or scrap piece to ensure color evenness and adhesion. Use primer or wood conditioner as needed.