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October 30, 2013

My New Sliding Spice Rack DIY

DIY Sliding Spice Rack

 A Sliding Spice Rack !  I wanted a large spice rack, dedicated ONLY to spices for a long time. The bottles were in a kitchen cabinet, then against the wall - in a long row - on a counter, and then back to the cabinet again.

But it was always a mess to find what I was looking for. After we {finally!} sorted out the Corner Cabinet recently, we had a small gap between the gas stove, which I never use this oven, and the cabinets. Perfect !

DIY Sliding Spice Rack

 The pic above shows the gap ... I mean, really ?! It was screaming for a spice rack !

DIY Sliding Spice Rack

 We took some measurements and had some White Melamine cut to size at our local Builders Express as follows:

5 - 468mm x 90mm x 16mm thick

2 - 840mm x 90mm x 16mm thick

which we used to build the rack as above

We added two dowel sticks to each rack to keep the spices visible and secure, after which we painted the open wood parts in white

DIY Sliding Spice Rack

 The sliding system was secured to the top of the spice rack and the other piece to the bottom of the counter top - love these sliding gadgets !  See our DIY Grocery Slider and also our Kitchen Cabinet Sliders where we have used them in different ways. {These can be used on the floor/shelves, on the sides of counters and as per this post under the counter top}

DIY Sliding Spice Rack
DIY Sliding Spice Rack


 All painted and we added a handle for easy pull out

DIY Sliding Spice Rack

 Enough space for at least 40 standard size spice/herb bottles ! And now they are close to both the stoves - the gas stove is on the right and the electric stove and eye level oven is at the back in the pic.

DIY Sliding Spice Rack

 Very slight opening between the spice rack and the floor.

DIY Sliding Spice Rack

DIY Sliding Spice Rack

 All nicely organized now !


It took less than 2 hours to construct, paint and hang the spice rack {that is after we had the Melamine cut to size, of course}

Do you have two hours and want a spice rack? Well, I showed you how easy it is to make ... the rest is up to you !

Enjoy building and organizing your own spice rack {remember to use your own custom sizes though}


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22 comments:

  1. when we remodeled i had a double one of these put in, it's as tall as my fridge and i love it. makes it so much easier doesn't it?

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  2. I love this! I don't have any extra space in my kitchen or I'd have one too. Awesome!

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  3. Linda it is absolutely amazing awesome awesome awesome!!!

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  4. I'm with Mel! Totally awesome!! Pinned it because I may need one in my new house!!! Way to go Linda!!

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  5. This is a great solution for using that tiny space. This would also work well in a laundry room between a washer and dryer... or in so many other places. Thanks for sharing!

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  6. Hi Linda! This is awesome!! I love that you made the sliding spice rack a DIY project, when I would never have thought it could be such a do-able project. I would love it if you linked up this week at the Link It or Lump It link party! http://twoityourself.blogspot.com/2013/10/features-and-link-it-or-lump-it-link.html

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  7. Beautiful. I would to have one myself. So many spices everywhere. Thank you for sharing. Happy Halloween.

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  8. This is so amazing! I really need this and wish I had a gap to install something. I wonder if my man could figure out how to modify your idea to fit inside a pre-existing cabinet.

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  9. That's a perfect thing for your small spot there! I know you'll love having this addition to your kitchen. I have one similar that was here when we moved in - never had one before. Won't want to ever be without now that I'm spoiled. ;-)

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  10. The only thing I'd be concerned with is the heat being so close to the herbs, but sure looks well organized.

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  11. Thank you, Lisa :-) I can see it might be a problem to some people but I never use my gas stove's oven {right next to the spice rack} and there is a door leading to the laundry and outside, on the other side of the stove, therefore the spice rack never get warm.

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  12. This is perfect timing for me. We are getting ready to do some minor remodeling in our kitchen and will have a 3" gap between the cabinets and the stove. I hope I can manage this because it'll be perfect!!

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  13. What a great idea! thanks for sharing :) http://www.handmadeintheheartland.com

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  14. What a cool idea!! This would save so much cabinet space! We'll be featuring this over at Someday Crafts tomorrow, so come on over if you get a minute :)

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  15. I like the slide out piece on the top. My daughter and I made one for her apartment last years on castors, it works great too! Nice job!

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  16. Great use of space! Thank you for sharing at our TGIF Link Party at A Peek Into My Paradise. I hope you will be back to link up another awesome post this week!
    Cathy @ http://apeekintomyparadise.blogspot.com/

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  17. Thanks for linking up to Tickled Pink Times Two! I am loving how you utilized your space! Thanks for sharing.

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  19. I love this, Linda! What a great way to use that waste of space! I'd love one of these in my kitchen. Thank you for linking up to Frugal Crafty Home Blog Hop.

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  20. I love this idea, and I WANT ONE in my kitchen! My husband is a cabinet maker, so you'd think I'd have all the greatest in stylish and useable kitchen cabinets, right? No, just like the cobbler's kids and no shoes! Ha! I'm just popping over from the Brag About IT Link Party. I have pinned, liked and tweeted, and g+-ed. I would love it if you would drop by my site at http://www.kneadedcreations.com for a short visit! I will look forward to seeing you there! Deb @ Kneaded Creations

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  21. Thank you for sharing, Deb ! I'm heading over to your blog now :-)

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