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.
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.
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.
Drill ⅝-inch holes at all of the intersections of the grid.
Sand the holes smooth. We wrapped a piece of sandpaper around a pencil to do this.
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.
Install wall hangers.
Add your spices! The beauty of this pegboard is that you can add shelves and adjust the pegs as needed for space.