Handmade spice cabinet

Does anyone else have so many spices that they can’t find them all? And then you buy duplicates because you couldn’t find the basil that you were just sure you had (and after you get the new jar home you find out that you actually did have)? Just me? OK then.

A couple weeks or so ago I decided I’d had enough of trying to find spices in a cabinet above my head that was poorly organized, poorly lit, and multiple jars deep. So….I designed a spice cabinet to go in my pantry. It took me a good week to cut it out and assemble it (especially since I changed my plan halfway through!), but it was time well spent. It’s certainly not fine woodworking, but it’s woodworking at it’s finest. ๐Ÿ˜‰


You have no idea how hard it was to get the shelves + the dowel rods in their proper places all at once. I needed 5 hands, but somehow I got it done with only my two!

I’m also kind of excited that my skills are finally visibly improving. Like to the point where I can actually tell that I’m getting a little bit better. This makes me happy, and hopefully, it’ll give me the confidence I need to build a desk for our office. ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

Not perfect, but good enough!

If only I’d’ve added another inch in width. Not perfect, but good enough!

One thought on “Handmade spice cabinet

  1. I’m impressed – the rack looks fab and oh so neat and tidy. My spices are alphabetized (how retentive is that!) and kinda stacked tightly in a plastic box in the pantry. The darn thing should really live on the bench as its out so much ๐Ÿ™‚


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