Why pay $24.99 (on sale at JC Penney's) when $3.00 and a few minutes in your garage/workshop can create something better?
Just Say NO to As Seen On TV Spicy Shelf Organizer..and YES to DIY!!!
Depending on the size of your cabinet, you can get 2-4 of these DIY spice shelves for around $3.00.
For less than $3.00 (8ft 1X2"), a few cuts and some wood glue you can create this. Just measure the width of the cabinet back, cut your first board to that length. Measure the cabinet to the front, minus the width of your back piece and cut 2 additional lengths for the sides. I chose to round the inside corner. I lightly sanded with one of those sponge sander blocks and glued the side pieces to the end piece. I clamped them real tight and made sure they were good and flat. How simple is that!!! When selecting your board, choose one with the fewest amount of knots possible, and good clean grain in the wood. Most stores will actually cut the board for you if you don't have a tool at home (some will do it for free - other have a small charge).
I did have to cut the right side of the side piece a little shorter to allow for the cabinet door hinge. I also rounded the end a little to give a cleaner look. Best part is they are totally adjustable as your future needs change. Using the pin holes already in my cabinet sides, I just put the pin support where I want the shelf, and put the shelf down on it.
Now no more emptying half the cabinet to get that spice bottle/can way in the back. I think we all agree...maximizing our cabinet space is a must....especially for the little things.
I am considering doing a larger version in the cabinet with my dishes for the mugs. We don't use mugs often, but like them for hot beverages on cold winter nights. They take up a lot of shelf space!!!
- 8 ft 1"X2" board
- Wood Glue