How to Make an Easy DIY Spice Rack

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How I made my simple DIY spice rack for the kitchen. This design can be easily adjusted to fit the space you have for your spices – length or height.

How to Make an Easy DIY Spice Rack - Farmhouse Style

As seen in this episode, I shared how I made my new farmhouse style spice rack. This spice rack was a variation of one I made in the past, back when we lived in Alaska. I’m sure you have seen it many times in my kitchen.

I have since relocated my old one to my bathroom, as it is great for organizing things like my essential oil collection.

The old one I had stained with some wood stain, but with my move towards more traditional farmhouse style, I decided to paint this one white. I also made this one three tier instead of two, and a little longer than the original.

If you would like to make a spice rack like this one, I have shared the materials and measurements for mine below. You can easily make this shorter if you don’t have as much space for your rack. Simply adjust the measurements to suit your needs.

How to Make an Easy DIY Spice Rack - Farmhouse Style

DIY Spice Rack Materials:

  • 2 – 1″x3″x8′ boards
  • 2 – 8′ pieces of “half round” trim (You can use any small trim that you like. This is for the shelf rails.)
  • 12 – 1 1/4 inch wood screws
  • 2 – D-ring picture hangers
  • wood glue
  • paint or wood stain

Also needed:

  • drill with bits

How to Make a DIY Spice Rack (Demonstrated in the video above):

How to Make an Easy DIY Spice Rack - Farmhouse Style
  1. Cut three 38 inch pieces of the 1x3s for the horizontal shelves.
  2. Cut two 13 inch pieces of the 1x3s for the sides.
  3. Pre-drill holes into the sides where the shelves will go. Evenly space them.
  4. Attach the shelves with the wood screws.
  5. Measure the spice rack length, so that you know exactly how long to cut your rails. They should be about 39 3/8 inches.
  6. Attach the rails with wood glue, about half an inch above each shelf. Give the glue appropriate time to dry and set up. (Optional: Reinforce the glue with a brad if you wish. I did that with my original, but it split the wood on a couple of spots. Because of that, I went with only wood glue this time.)
  7. Attach the D-ring picture hangers to the top back of the sides.
  8. Paint or stain your shelf and let dry
  9. You are done! Hang it up and use your lovely new shelf.

I lined mine with shelf liner for a pretty touch.

The spice jars I have can be found here: Glass Spice Jars

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3 thoughts on “How to Make an Easy DIY Spice Rack”

  1. I love your spice rack. I’m redoing my kitchen and having been looking for something instead of having them in the cabinet over the stove. Im going to try this one out but adjust it to the size and height I need.


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