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DIY Spice Rack

Make a handy spice rack using small pieces of pine or meranti, to have all your herbs, spices and condiments on hand when you need them.



3 of 600mm x 69mm x 22mm pine or meranti - base

6 of 55mm x 69mm x 22mm pine or meranti  - vertical sides

3 of 556mm x 22mm x 22mm pine or meranti  - front rail

Wood filler - meranti

Wood glue

100-grit sandpaper

4 x 40mm screws


Drill / Driver plus assorted bits

Countersink bit

Tape measure and pencil






1. Drill 2mm countersunk pilot holes in the vertical sides. Pilot holes will reduce the possibility of splitting the wood.

GOOD TO KNOW: Drill pilot holes through the base and into the sides.

2. Apply a bead of wood glue before joining. Place the base on top of the vertical sides.

GOOD TO KNOW: Make sure the edges are perfectly aligned before screwing them together. Repeat for remaining vertical sides.

3. Take the first front rail and place between the vertical sides, making sure it is positioned in line with the front of the vertical side. At the same time, the top of the front rail should be positioned 5mm from the top of the vertical side. Mark the position with a pencil, then hold it in place while drilling the pilot holes. Secure with wood glue and screws. Repeat to install the remaining 2 front rails.

4.  To finish the spice rack, apply wood filler to the screw holes and any uneven joints. Allow to dry and then sand with 100-grit sandpaper for a smooth finish. Apply your choice of interior sealer, clear or tinted.