How to Build a Hanging Spice Rack ( and a RYOBI giveaway!)

I’m partnering with RYOBI EU today to bring you this awesome DIY hanging spice rack storage idea and a giveaway! Keep reading for all the details and don’t forget to enter at the bottom of this post!



MODERN DIY HANGING SPICE RACK / GRILLO DESIGNS WWW.GRILLO-DESIGNS.COM

My kitchen spices have never ever really had that dedicated place to ‘live’.

They’re  kind of just dumped everywhere and anywhere. IKEA containers, empty drawers, overhead cabinets, kitchen countertops, you name it! Always scattered and never all in the same place at the same time

Because I’m very much a ‘cook out of necessity kind of person’, this has never been a huge issue. But for my husband (who bizarrely enjoys cooking), this isn’t the case.

He likes order, consistency and knowing exactly where to look for ingredients when whipping together a meal for the family.

Of course, I love when he offers to cook (what gal wouldn’t?), so in an effort to keep his enthusiasm going, here’s how I solved our, his conundrum.

 

WALLPAPERED DIY HANGING SPICE RACK / GRILLO DESIGNS WWW.GRILLO-DESIGNS.COM

 

I designed an easy to make hanging spice rack for all our kitchen cooking spices. It can even hold the plastic packaged spices (you know the ones you open but can’t be bothered to empty into a decent looking container).

 

plywood hanging spice rack tutorial / grillo designs www.grillo-designs.com

 

This wooden spice rack was built mostly from plywood. I’ll talk you through how  below! FYI: I drew up the plans and took a back seat on this project – someone had to take pictures 😉 !

 

MATERIALS YOU’LL NEED TO MAKE A HANGING SPICE RACK:

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TOOLS NEEDED:

 

HOW TO MAKE A HANGING SPICE RACK:

1.First, you’ll need to measure and cut the plywood sheet to your desired length. These are the measurements for the spice rack we built, w: 50cm h: 40cm, D 8.6cm

 

measure the plywood to make your hanging spice rack / Grillo Designs www.grillo-designs.com

Use the circular saw (along with a thick piece of wood clamped in place as a guide) to cut 5 similar length plywood strips

 

Circular saw used to cut plywood for the hanging spice rack

 

Thankfully, most Ryobi power tools come with a ONE PLUS battery that fits all so we were able to cut all our wood in the garden without the drama of having to worry about where to plug in our tools.

 

RYOBI ONE PLUS BATTERY used for the hanging spice rack / Grillo Designs www.grillo-designs.com

 

This is what you should end up with.

 

Plywood cut pieces for the hanging spice rack / Grillo Designs www.grillo-designs.com

 

2. Cut 100mm off the height of two of the wooden plywood pieces with a miltre saw (or jigsaw) – these will become the shorter sides of the spice rack.

 

how to assemble your hanging spice rack/ Grillo Designs www.grillo-designs.com

 

3. Drill a 10mm sized hole with your drill  into the shorter length of wood (the ones that will become the spice rack sides). These holes are for the insertion of the dowel rods.

how to fit your dowel rods into your hanging spice rack / Grillo Designs www.grillo-designs.com
4. Start assembling the outline of your spice rack (the end aim is rectangular shaped box) . You may find this part easier to do with a right angle clamp to ensure all your angles are exactly 90 degrees.

 

 

Pre-drill two holes at the corners of your wood and secure in place with 40mm screws.

 

Use a right angle clamp to make your hanging spice rack / Grillo Designs www.grillo-designs.com

 

Your middle shelf should be positioned at the centre of your rectangle as seen below

 

Finished look of diy hanging spice rack / Grillo Designs www.grillo-designs.com

 

5. Add your backing by tracing your spice rack outline, and cutting with a saw. I chose to wallpaper the back with some modern style wallpaper, but this step is completely optional.

Use nails to attach your backing in place and then slip your dowel rods through your pre-drilled holes and cut to size.
Add backing to the diy hanging spice rack / Grillo Designs www.grillo-designs.com

 

The last thing you need to do (again optional) is attach the rail to the underside of the spice rack (which I had  already spray painted black). Do this by pre-drilling 4 holes with a drill and screwing in place.

Don’t forget to slip on your curtain hooks before assembling the rail together.

 

Attach IKEA GRUNDTAL rail to the hanging spice rack / Grillo Designs www.grillo-designs.com

 

Secure the finished spice rack to the wall with wall plugs and screws… and add your spices!

 

 

Wasn’t that easy?? And using power tools, makes everything so much quicker!

Speaking of which, fancy winning your own power tool to use in your next DIY PROJECT?? Our friends at Ryobi are going to send one lucky Grillo Designs reader a new Ryobi 18V cordless power drill plus two of their very best batteries!

 

Awesome huh?

Entering is easy! Just complete ANY of the requirements below. The more you do, the better chance you have of winning!

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DIY hanging spice rack tutorial - Learn how to build a wooden spice rack for your wall from plywood / Grillo Designs www.grillo-designs.com

 

 

 

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Comments

  1. Karen usher

    I have shown this to my husband. I want one!

    1. Hehe tell him he needs to make you one 😉

  2. John Smith

    I absolutely love the spice rack you built! You did a brilliant job! I love tools and gadgets.

    1. Thanks so much John! We really enjoyed putting it together!

  3. Samantha

    Love how it turned out, and I really like the idea of the clips at the bottom rack, perfect for hanging those taco spice packets I always lose in the back of the pantry.

    1. Thank you so much Samantha! Yes the clips at the bottom really are handy!

  4. The wallpaper back is such a good detail. At first, I thought it was your tiles backsplash. Looks clever and modern.

    1. Thanks so much Juan!

  5. Sheila

    Love your spice rack, especially the rail underneath. I live in a rental and this was here when we came. Mine is similar to yours and is 6 shelves high holds all my herbs and spices but being so tall I have to use a foot stool to reach the top shelves. It is of course, in the darkest corner of the kitchen,

    1. Thanks so much sheila! Wow that is a very large spice rack! Are you able to move it around in the kitchen?

  6. Medina, I absolutely love the spice rack you built!!! You did a brilliant job! Fingers crossed for the giveaway.. some girls love handbags & shoes (nothing wrong with that) but some (like me) love tools!!!

    1. Hehe so true! Thanks so much Evija 🙂 Good luck!