How to Build a Spinning Spice Rack

Here's a great way to organize bottles of dried herbs and spices...
Here’s a great way to organize bottles of dried herbs and spices…

Cabinets allow us to organize the contents of in a room. The kitchen, for example, has a lot going on. There are utensils, cutting boards, cookware, storage containers, and many more. If you’re not good at organizing, it could be a hunt in there. Thankfully, cabinets save our sanity and make our lives easier. A hundred percent true? Well, not really.

With this DIY spinning spice rack, your spices are easy to read and reach!
With this DIY spinning spice rack, your spices are easy to read and reach!

I realized that the back part of the cabinet is very hard to reach. If you’re anything like me who’s quite ‘vertically challenged,’ you’ll understand what I’m saying. We have a kitchen cabinet filled with various bottles of dried herbs and spices. My husband organized them all lined up and I need a stool to be able to inspect each one and see their labels. It was when I nearly fell off the stool that my husband decided to make some changes.

The change meant building a spinning spice rack. He saw a tutorial video online and thought it is just what I need. It involves a lot of woodwork but nothing that’s too complicated.

Materials:

  • Wooden board
  • Wood glue
  • Large dowel rod
  • Lazy susan bearing
  • Screws
  • Shellac
  • Rubber bumpers

Tools:

  • Measuring tape
  • Pencil
  • Circular saw
  • Ruler
  • Bandsaw circle cutting jig
  • Drill guide
  • Thumb tacks
  • Drill press
  • Dremel router
  • Sanding disc
  • Clamps
  • 220-grit sandpaper

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Excited to have your own spinning spice rack at home? Check out this video to learn how to make one.

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