Homemade Spice Rack Ideas

There are creative ways to keep your spices close at hand and easy to find. This guide contains homemade spice rack ideas.


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September 11, 2013 Flag

A whole new spice rack from wooden pallets.

Total Time: about 2 weeks

Yield: 1

Source: Ana White: Closet Door


  • 3 pallets ($free)
  • 45 each screws ($6.00)
  • 1 bottle wood glue ($5.00)
  • 1 bottle wood stain ($6.00)


  1. Take apart and remove nails from pallets. Let them dry for a few days, if needed. Wet wood will not sand or cut well!
  2. Measure your door length, width, and depth. I used 78x19x4.5 inches. Make sure to make room for door handle and make sure it is at least 4 inches from where the door shuts (not hinge side), so it can close.
  3. We used a planer to make all the boards the same thickness. They were run through 4 times (18 mm, 16 mil, 13, and 10), as well as the 1.5 inch boards at a half inch thick so the bottles don't fall out.
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  5. All were sanded with 60 grit, 150 grit and finally 220 grit. Smooth as a baby's butt! lol Finish with 3 coats of a good poly-stain or your choice. Pallets are a dry wood.
  6. We used our drill for the pocket holes (great invention), 1.25 inch #8 screws (45 pieces), wood glue, as well as a brad nail gun (1 inch brads 18 gauge).
  7. And last but not least, 2 2.5 carriage bolts with 1 washer and locking nut (through the door) to hang on the top of our hollow door, and 2 screws at the bottom for stability
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April 18, 2011 Flag
My entire kitchen is blue and white. I really wanted a spice rack, but white is hard to find. I ordered a brown paper towel, saran wrap, foil dispenser from Lillian Vernon and had my husband paint it white. Then I went to Bed Bath and Beyond and bought empty glass spice jars, made labels off the computer, and am happy with my white spice rack.

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January 4, 2009 Flag

I needed somewhere to keep my spices, they took up too much space in my cabinet. My husband used some wood we had and built a frame. He then added shelves and a door. Now I have a spice cabinet. I really like this and it's so convenient. No more hunting spices, they are all in one place.

By my-secret from Clairton, PA

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