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Sliding Spice Rack

  • May 14, 2018

grover959
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My in-laws recently moved into a beautiful home, although their kitchen is smaller than what they were used to. In exploring options for providing additional storage, we focused on the unused space alongside the refrigerator.

My inspiration for this project was the Shanty 2 Chic Spice Rack. This is an over sized version and instead of being mounted on the back of a door, attaches to the side of the wall using roller slides. This 66”H x 29”D organizer provides 17 linear feet of shelving in a compact space, within easy reach. It’s easy to pull out even when fully loaded and once in place, freed up an entire kitchen cabinet for other purposes. I stained it to match the kitchen cabinets.

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  • What a great idea! That holds a ton of spices! Did you run into any difficult spots when creating this?
    By RYOBI NATION, on May 15, 2018
    • Thanks.  It was a fun project and the build was very straightforward.  The thing I struggled with the most was getting the stain to match the existing cabinets as close as possible.  I used a Minwax Cherrywood Gel Stain and blended in some dark walnut before applying the polyurethane top coat. 
      By grover959, on May 15, 2018
    • We think you did really well getting them to match!!
      By RYOBI NATION, on May 22, 2018

  • This really turned out well and is a great use of space!

    By katmcl, on May 16, 2018
    • Thank you.  I'm planning on doing a few more projects to complement it and provide more storage in their small kitchen
      By grover959, on May 16, 2018

  • My wife has been asking for something like this. I may steal your idea and do this later this summer. 
    By kenboyer, on May 17, 2018
    • The fun thing with this project was being able to create something tailored to the available space. It looks like it's always been there. I have some other space saving kitchen projects in mind that I hope to do soon.
      By grover959, on May 18, 2018

  • Hi! I love what you  have down with that sliding cabinet. I was wondering though how you mounted it to the wall and have it be strong enough to hold all those spices. Would you be able to give me links to the hardware you used to mount it to the wall and have it slide?

    I have been wanting to do something like this for a long time and your implementation has been the best I have seen by far!

    Thanks!

    By jstngreen24, on May 23, 2018
    • Thanks.  I used 28" ball bearing drawer slides that I found on Amazon.  
      https://www.amazon.com/Heavy-Extension-Drawer-travel-Capacity/dp/B01C97YI54
      They are full extension slides with 1" over travel that help provide additional extended length.  The drawer slides are rated for 100+ lbs and the rack fully loaded is about half that weight.  I originally thought I might have to use additional slides but started with two of them and found that it moves in and out really easy, even when loaded up.  

      Building a frame mock-up helped to optimize size and placement.  The width of the unit is 5.5" and still allows the refrigerator door to swing fully open without interference.

      I wish you the best on your project.   
      By grover959, on May 23, 2018

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Sliding Spice Rack

by grover959
May 14, 2018
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My in-laws recently moved into a beautiful home, although their kitchen is smaller than what they were used to. In exploring options for providing additional storage, we focused on the unused space alongside the refrigerator. My inspiration for this project was the Shanty 2 Chic Spice Rack. This is an over sized version and instead of being mounted on the back of a door, attaches to the side of the wall using roller slides. This 66”H x 29”D organizer provides 17 linear feet of shelving in a compact space, within easy reach. It’s easy to pull out even when fully loaded and once in place, freed up an entire kitchen cabinet for other purposes. I stained it to match the kitchen cabinets.