Custom Pegboard Spice Rack

Custom Pegboard Spice Rack

Photo by: Debbie Wolfe

Debbie Wolfe

Introduction

Our spice cabinet needed a makeover so instead of buying a spice rack, we decided to raid our scrap wood stash to make a custom one. Here's an inexpensive way to display spices and add a sleek, modern element to your kitchen.

Custom Pegboard Spice Rack

Custom Pegboard Spice Rack

Photo by: Debbie Wolfe

Debbie Wolfe

Step 1

Assemble the pieces: We upcycled an old piece of 18x35-inch shelving for the pegboard. Cut a 6-foot-long, ⅝-inch dowel into 4½-inch segments until you run out of length and sand them smooth. The 1x4 lumber, used for shelving, can be cut to whatever length(s) you prefer.

Custom Pegboard Spice Rack

Custom Pegboard Spice Rack

Photo by: Debbie Wolfe

Debbie Wolfe

Step 2

Mark A grid on the backboard where the holes will be drilled. We left a 1 ½-inch margin on the right and left sides, leaving 15 inches between and a 3-inch margin at the top. Our grid is 3x3 inches on center.

Custom Pegboard Spice Rack

Custom Pegboard Spice Rack

Photo by: Debbie Wolfe

Debbie Wolfe

Step 3

Drill ⅝-inch holes at all of the intersections of the grid.

Custom Pegboard Spice Rack

Custom Pegboard Spice Rack

Photo by: Debbie Wolfe

Debbie Wolfe

Step 4

Sand the holes smooth. We wrapped a piece of sandpaper around a pencil to do this.

Custom Pegboard Spice Rack

Custom Pegboard Spice Rack

Photo by: Debbie Wolfe

Debbie Wolfe

Step 5

Measure for the wall hangers 1 inch in from each side. This will space them 16 inches apart, which is the same spacing as most wall studs. Due to the weight of this project, we recommend only attaching it directly to studs instead of using hollow wall anchors.

Custom Pegboard Spice Rack

Custom Pegboard Spice Rack

Photo by: Debbie Wolfe

Debbie Wolfe

Step 6

Install wall hangers.

Step 7

Add your spices! The beauty of this pegboard is that you can add shelves and adjust the pegs as needed for space.