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Make a space for spices

Is your pantry cluttered with a disorganised array of spices? We've got the perfect solution for you! Why not create your own spice rack? Follow these simple steps, and you'll soon have the ideal spot for all your spices.

RYOBI TEAM Tue, 06/25/2024 - 15:04


  • Plywood or MDF - 4pcs 400mm x 87mm (shelf backs)
  • 4 pcs 400mm x 50mm (shelf bottoms)
  • 4 pcs 370mm x 87mm (shelf fronts)
  • 2 pcs 550mm x 87mm (spice race sides)

How to do it

Important: ensure cuts are straight to help guarantee success.

Using a RYOBI Drill Driver to attached shelves to DIY spice rack

Step 1:  We will build this from the bottom up, so place the two sides and one of the bottoms (see materials list above) on a level surface and drill two pilot holes on the outer edge where the two pieces meet. Drive two screws into the holes. Repeat on other side. 

You now have the base of the spice rack. Check that the base is flat. 

Step 2:  Take the remaining bottom pieces, space the first one 200mm above the base, and the other two 130mm apart from each other. Attach with the same method as the first shelf. 

Step 3: Add the backs to the shelves, ensure they are flush. Drill two pilot holes for each back and add the screws. 

Step 4: Attach the front pieces, ensuring they are flush with the shelves. Use only one pilot hole and screw on each side of the shelf. 

Using a RYOBI palm sander to finish a DIY spice rack

Step 5: The foundation for the rack is complete, sand with 120 grit sandpaper, and then 240 grit using a Detail Sander, which is great for getting into hard-to-reach areas.

Step 6: Once you are satisfied with the result choose a varnish or stain of your choice and brush it on and leave to dry overnight! There you have it, an organised spice rack. 

See the full transformation