I realize this post has nothing to do with Christmas. With Christmas only eight days away, I’ve been spending a lot of time in the kitchen. Have you?
I really need to ask you this. Do you have a spice cabinet like this one? Or, have you seen one like it?
I don’t know why there were no side rails made for this roll-out spice cabinet. The edges of each shelf are raised a tish but not enough to avoid items falling off. When spices fall into the unreachable space behind, it’s a real pain to fish them out. It involves a flashlight, a yard stick, bending my arm in all sorts of contortions, while kneeling on our concrete floor. Ouch!
Yes, HH could take the rack out completely (and has), but I hate to bother him so often with this same issue. (I like to spread my neediness around to other things.)
Do you ever say this?
“I’ve had it! I’m fixing this thing once and for all!”
That’s what happened here in my kitchen early in my Christmas baking – the last time an item fell off a spice shelf and into the unreachable.
I wouldn’t call it a hissy fit exactly (others might, y’all), but I put my foot down…took a stand…and fixed it myself.
I found these cups in a package of 6 at Hob Lob. I drilled a hole in the bottom of each cup, and they screwed easily into the cabinet.
A 3/8″ dowel fits inside the opening.
For the back end of the cabinet, I used plastic chair leg caps that I found in a junk drawer. Do you have one of those – a drawer for various items you don’t want to throw away but don’t quite know where to keep?
The caps nicely screw into wood and are flexible enough to get the dowel inside easily. I cut the dowels almost as long as the space between the front and back of the rack.
Place one dowel end into the wooden cup first, and then you can bend the chair leg cup to insert the opposite dowel end.
You may need to trim the dowel a time or two to get it the right length. My advice is to begin with a longer cut measurement and trim if necessary.
I’m not admitting to anything, but this quick fix is worthy of dancing around the kitchen a little bit. (No partner necessary.)
I am very excited to have my spices contained! No more fishing behind the drawer. 🙂
Does this give you any ideas? Inspiration?
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