Asked on Aug 21, 2019

How can I make cookbook shelving to hang on cabinets?

Lucinda Bautsch RasmussenT RJewellmartin


Where can I find tutorials on small shelving for cookbooks at the end of the cabinet?? Thanks!!!

4 answers
  • Lifestyles Homes
    on Aug 21, 2019

    I would buy or use the shelf and repurpose it. The key to cook book storages to make it so that different depths of books can all fit on one shelf.

  • Jewellmartin
    on Aug 21, 2019

    I once found a wire shelving unit at Goodwill. It was long and had been made for a shower. I spray painted the rack; I painted 1”x12” boards the width of the two wire shelves in contrasting colors; I left the hanger because it was facing the right direction and I might want to use the rack somewhere else someday. I didn’t even glue the boards to the rack, although I probably should have, but my heavy cookbooks held the boards balanced. The paperback books fit better on the top shelf, and the hardback cookbooks fit better on the bottom. I hammered three nails into my kitchen cabinet and they held the rack for two years until we moved. The rack became used in my babies’ closet to hold a tissue box full of booties and socks on top, and a shoebox with several pairs of baby shoes on the bottom shelf, with a little space left for misc. I hope you enjoy your solution. Jewell

  • Lucinda Bautsch Rasmussen
    on Aug 28, 2019

    We repurposed our old kitchen cabinet drawers into shelves. Cut the flat cabinet doors into shelves, then used screws with a flat, round loop to hold the shelves in place (don't know what they are called). You can find old ones at the Habitat For Humanity Re-Store. Our old kitchen drawers were made of solid wood, as are many old ones.

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