Spice Rack

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Project by SplashMaster posted 05-07-2017 10:37 AM 823 views 1 time favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Space always seems to be at a premium weather it’s in the shop or kitchen or anywhere. I constructed this Spice Rack out of some old walnut that a coworker gave me. He said the boards had been sitting in his garage for around 30 years and were in his father-in-law’s garage probably close to 60 years before that.

It was a real pleasure running the boards through the thickness planer and seeing that dull gray exterior disappear to this beautiful walnut underneath. As I do not have a jointer I built a quick planer sled jig that I could shim and hot glue the boards to, so I could flatten one side before thicknessing the opposite side. The rack is roughly 32” x 28” with dados in the sides to accept the shelf’s and the back is scribed to the shape of the counter top’s splash board. I turned down the spindles on the lathe, though I would rather construct a dowel making jig next time as they did not turn out as consistent as I would prefer. Everything is held in place with just some wood glue and the finish is comprised of four coats of clear gloss polyurethane.

I’m very pleased overall with the final product and my wife is especially excited about finally getting a Spice Rack. (Only two years in the design stage.) Amazingly all of our spices came out of the cabinet and fit on this rack. It’s interesting how we are more apt to use the spices since they are out and visible now.

Thank you for stopping by, see you next time.

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#1 posted 05-08-2017 12:26 AM

Very handy spice rack. Nice job on it!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#2 posted 05-08-2017 02:50 PM

This is a nice practical spice rack and should serve you well. Nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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