DIY spice rack for all your herbs and spices



I don't know about you, but I find those piddly little space racks that you buy these days absolutely useless. If you love cooking and use lots of herbs and spices, you need a spice rack that has plenty of shelf space.


Our spice rack is designed to hold 25 to 30 spice bottles easily and you can see all the herbs and spices at a glance.

You can mount the spice rack on the back of a pantry door, or any door, or you can mount onto the wall.



2 of 100 x 1160mm - sides
1 of 266 x 1160mm - back
1 of 100 x 298mm - top
5 of 84 x 266mm - shelves
5 of 6 or 8mm pine dowels cut to 274mm long
4 x 35mm cut screws
Wood glue
Wood filler
Rust-Oleum 2X in your choice of colour
Drill / Driver + assorted bit
Countersink bit
Orbital or random orbit sander


We purchased all our supplies for this project at Builders Warehouse.



1. Before you assemble all the sections you need to measure and mark for drilling pilot holes. On both the front and back of the side sections measure and mark the following:

216mm, 232mm, 482mm, 498mm, 698mm, 714mm, 964mm, 980mm,
996m. Use these as guides for drilling two countersunk 3mm pilot holes. Each pilot hole must be 50mm in from the front and back edge.

On the edge of each shelf drill corresponding pilot holes
50mm in from each edge in the centre.


2. Pre-drill 6 or 8mm holes for the dowels. Drill each hole to a depth of 4mm.

Wrap a piece of masking tape around your drill bit to indicate the depth to be drilled.


3. Assemble the spice rack by attaching the back and shelves to one side.


4. Slot the dowels into the pre-drilled holes before attaching the last side.


5. Fill all holes with wood filler and allow to dry and then sand smooth with 120-grit sandpaper. Also sand the edges smooth. Finish sanding with 240-grit sandpaper.


6. Before spraying the entire project with Rust-Oleum 2X in your choice of colour, apply a thin layer of wood glue over all the edges. This seals the edges and stops paint being absorbed - cutting down on the amount of paint you use.

Janice Anderssen

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