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Hi, it’s Amy from Hertoolbelt back with another DIY build for your home. My pantry shelves are in need of some major organizing, my spice bottles in particular. I used to have this cool hanging gadget that was a carousel for the spice bottles. It was nice and kept the spices off of the shelf and saved room, but was a little tedious waiting for the spice bottles to make the rounds.
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However the motor died and I had to have all of the spice bottles sitting on the shelf, which ended up being a mess. Instead of replacing the gadget, I built a cheap and easy tiered spice rack. This tiered spice rack is made from a simple $3 2×4 board and a few screws. You can build it in less than 30 minutes + paint dry time. It is a great solution to get those spices organized and visual.
I made two versions of the spice rack. The first is a 3 tiered spice rack that holds the small spice bottles great. Note: my pantry shelves are 11″ high.
The second version is for a 2 tiered spice rack that I can keep my club store (Costco/Sam’s) sized spice bottles behind the rack and still access them.
I’m using this rack in my pantry, but you can also use it in a cabinet, just adjust the length for your cabinet width.How to Build a Tiered Spice Rack
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** Before cutting any wood. Measure and decide the length of rack that you want for your space. For this example I used 24″. Adjust the board lengths accordingly. **
It is easiest to sand the boards before assembly. Sand the 2×4’s with 80 grit sandpaper until smooth. If painting the rack I will usually stop at 80 grit paper. If staining the wood then I will do a finish sanding with 120-180 grit sandpaper, sanding with direction of the grain.
3 level tiered spice rack drill holes in 2 boards. 2 level tiered spice rack drill holes in 1 board.
On the boards measure and mark in from one long edge about 3/4″ in 3 places evenly spaced. Use a countersink drill bit to pre-drill holes for the screws.
This is totally an optional step. I applied 2 coats of Behr pure white latex paint to the tiered spice rack and let it dry fully. To label my spice bottles, I used a Brother label maker with black on clear tape.
There you go an easy peasy way to organize those spices.
Hi Patricia, this one looks easy enough to do - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CPDkifJ4JFM