I decided to build my own DIY spice rack for two reasons. First, it was way cheaper than buying one at the store. Second, I got to have total control over what I put on it.

One of the reasons I decided to build my own DIY spice rack was because the store-bought ones didn’t have the style I wanted.

I also wanted to have more control over what shelf height I wanted for my spices because I use my own mason jars for my most-used cooking spices.

I had an idea in mind that I could just buy a board, stain it, put some hooks on it and I’ll be done!

This is about how I built my own DIY spice rack for less than $25 combining the elements of these plans below:

Homemade DIY Spice Rack Plans

#1. Hanging Wall Spice Rack

DIY Spice Rack

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#2. Freestanding Spice Rack Organizer

Spice Rack

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#3. Magnetic Wall Spice Rack Organizer

Magnetic Spice Rack

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#4. Wood Pallet Spice Rack Shelves

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#5. Simple Magnetic Spice Rack Idea

Magnetic Spice Rack

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#6. Hidden Hideaway Kitchen Seasoning Rack

Hidden Spice Rack

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#7. Steampunk Spice Rack

Steampunk Spice Rack

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#8. Unique Concrete Kitchen Spice Rack

Concrete Spice Rack

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#9. Easy Cabinet Spice Holder Rack

Cabinet Spice Rack

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#10. Magnetic Spice Rack Organizer (Hack)

#11. Travel Spice Rack

Travel Spice Rack

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#12. Magnetic Spice Racks

Magnetic Spice Racks

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#13. Spice Rack for Cooks

Spice Rack for Cooks

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#14. Wooden Mason Jar Spice Rack Organization

Mason Jar Spice Rack

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#15. Under Cabinet DIY Magnetic Spice Rack

DIY Magnetic Spice Rack and Spice Containers

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#16. Under Counter DIY Spice Rack

Material required to make a DIY spice rack

  • Wood
  • Hammer
  • Screwdriver
  • Nails
  • Measuring tape
  • Level
  • Saw
  • Sandpaper
  • Paint or sealant (optional)

Steps To Make A DIY Spice Rack

Spice Rack

1. Decide the size and shape of your spice rack

This will depend on the space you have available and the number of spices you want to store.

The rack can be any size or shape but should be at least 12 inches high, 12 inches wide, and 6 inches deep to accommodate most spice jars.

2. Measure and cut the wood

Use a saw to cut the wood to the desired size and shape. If you will not be painting the rack, sand the three cut edges to ensure a smooth finish.

3. Assemble spice rack

Lay the two pieces on a flat surface so that they are facing each other with their cut ends touching.

Make sure both pieces have been sanded, if necessary. Nail the pieces together, being careful to keep the nails within 1 inch of the corners.

4. Decorate your spice rack

Optionally, paint or seal your spice rack to protect it if you will be using it in a kitchen where oil may drip on the wood.

If you do not plan to use spray paint or another protective coating, you can seal the crack with polyurethane or varnish.

5. Hang your spice rack

Find a spot for the rack in your kitchen where it can be easily accessed and does not block other things from being stored there.

If you have decided to paint or coat your spice rack, wait until after you have hung it to do this.

Screw the hanging brackets onto the back of the rack, then hang them on your wall or cabinet door. You will need two nails or screws for each bracket.

Why you should build your own

Benefits of a DIY spice rack

You can customize it to fit your needs

The DIY spice rack you make can be the size and shape that best fits your kitchen, pantry, or cupboard space.

The type of wood you use will determine the style of the finished product. It adds a touch of personality and can be a great conversation starter.

You can make it yourself

If you are not handy or do not know someone who can assist you in building your spice rack, you can buy one already made.

The price may vary depending on the style and size you choose. If you need to save money, making a DIY spice rack is cost-effective.

It is easy to clean

Since you can customize the size and shape, spices that fall out during use are easily caught in the corners.

Spills from bottles do not usually reach the floor if a DIY spice rack is used. This makes it relatively easy to clean up after using your spices and prevents unnecessary messes.

You will have more storage space in your kitchen

A spice rack can be mounted above, below, or beside your countertops to free up valuable shelf space for other things in the kitchen.

If you buy a commercial spice rack, it may already have hooks that hold spoons and other cooking utensils.

It is a great way to organize your spices

A DIY spice rack can help you to keep your spices organized in one place and easy to find. This will save you time when you are preparing meals.

Additionally, if you know what spices you have and how much of each, you can be more creative with your meals.

It is easy to change what you have in the rack

If you are constantly cooking different types of food, spices can go bad before you get a chance to use them.

A DIY spice rack allows you to take out only the spices you need each day or week, so your whole collection will not be wasted. Spice racks also make it easier to find and use spices that you rarely use.

You can use it to store other items

Many DIY spice racks have hooks attached to them where you can hang cooking utensils, spoons, and bottle openers.

Others have a small drawer on the bottom for pencils and notepaper, or a ledge above the spices that fit a mason jar for bulk items such as flour or sugar.

It is a centerpiece

Since most spice racks are not mass-produced and may be unique, they can make a focal point in your kitchen. If you like to entertain guests in the kitchen, they will notice your DIY spice rack.

They may ask where it came from or how you made it yourself; this will start a conversation and allow you to share other tips and tricks with them.


1. Where should I mount my new spice rack?

Answer: A new DIY spice rack can be mounted anywhere in your kitchen. Some people choose to hang it on the wall, while others attach it to a cupboard door or inside a cabinet.

Wherever you place it, make sure that it is easily accessible and does not block any other important appliances or appliances.

2. Can I still use the cupboard where my spice rack is?

Answer: Spices are best kept out of direct sunlight and away from heat sources, so getting a new DIY spice rack may not affect your usage of another cabinet or pantry space in your kitchen.

If you choose to remove an entire cabinet door for your spice rack, make sure to keep the food in that cabinet organized and accessible.

3. What kind of wood should I use?

Answer: A new DIY spice rack can be made from many kinds of wood. If you choose to make a small one or would like it to fit in with the current style of your kitchen, try using the same type of wood for both.

In general, softer woods such as pine and poplar are easier to work with but will not last as long as harder woods such as oak or maple.

4. How do I make an adjustable spice rack?

Answer: Many DIY spice racks are adjustable, which means they can be tailored to fit your specific needs and kitchen space. If you have a lot of spices or would like to store other items in your spice rack, look for a design that includes adjustable shelves or hooks.


A DIY spice rack is a do-it-yourself project that allows you to create a storage space specifically for your spices. The rack can be made out of a variety of materials, including wood, metal, or plastic.

A DIY spice rack is a great way to organize your spices, save space in your kitchen, and show off your crafting skills. It is easy to make and can be adapted to fit your specific needs.

Whether you are a beginner or an experienced woodworker, there is a DIY spice rack design for you. Building your spice rack is a fun and creative way to add storage and style to your kitchen.