Spice Rack

Kristina and I just moved into a tiny studio in downtown Honolulu, to be closer to our friends and get a little bit of the city life. We had to downsize a bit from our previous place, and part of that downsizing included finding a place for our spice rack. The spice rack is a really cool converted drawer that Kristina made, painted blue with redwood shelves, and its about 6" deep. Kristina wanted to hang it on the wall in our hallway, but I thought it would make the hallway to narrow and I'd inevitably run into it with my shoulder, sending spices and curses flying everywhere.

So, I made a new spice rack.  

Spice rack just before being stained and sprayed. Really simple construction, just a few dados and rabbets, plus a gentle curve on the sides. Kristina is in the background brushing polyurethane onto one of our meditation stools that just sold. 

Spice rack just before being stained and sprayed. Really simple construction, just a few dados and rabbets, plus a gentle curve on the sides. Kristina is in the background brushing polyurethane onto one of our meditation stools that just sold. 

I also started to make an entryway table. I was looking at a piece of wood that I got from Waimanalo Wood, and trying to decide what to do with it. Live edge shelf, perhaps? Miter the sides and make it into a little bench or stool? We have a lot of small furniture already, so I'm trying to work on making bigger pieces. Kristina and I were talking about it and she had the idea of making it into a little table. I thought we should put some shelving underneath it to serve as an entryway table, so off I went! Drew out a quick design and went to cutting. Unfortunately, I set my table saw wrong for one of the shelf dados, and cut it three inches too low. Whoops!  

I cut another dado in the right spot and glued in some strips to fill the mistake dado slot.

I cut another dado in the right spot and glued in some strips to fill the mistake dado slot.

The base is going to be painted anyhow, so once I sand the filler strips flush, nobody will know! Except if they read this post. I like how the filler strip plys run perpendicular to the legs. More pictures to come! I expect this piece to be finished tomorrow. Kristina is sanding the top, and once I pick up some more plywood, I can be finished with the shelves. Then just prime, paint, and fasten the top! The base is dadoed into the top... its pretty neat.

Mahalo for reading and if you have any questions, shoot an email to aloha@rustandroot.com. 

-Danny