Let's talk about how to make a shelf for spices with your own hands. Not always the size of the kitchen allows you to purchase a large furniture set. Moreover, such an acquisition is an expensive pleasure. How to solve these problems?
In such situations, there is another economical and optimal solution - shelves for seasonings and spices. A drawing of this design is shown in the photo.
The simplest option is a product of a rectangular or square shape. Such a shelf for spices with their own hands is created taking into account the weight of those items that will be placed on it. It must be understood that for bottles with vinegar and vegetable (olive) oil, a high and durable design will be required. Particular attention is paid to the thickness of the material chosen to create such a product.
Before you start creating a shelf for seasonings and spices with your own hands, you need to carry out preparatory work:
- choose a place for its future placement to take into account the dimensions of the structure;
- schematically apply a drawing of the product for future work (there is no need to take into account every millimeter, it is enough to indicate the main parameters in the figure, the mounting location of the structure);
- pick up and prepare a working tool.
If the necessary inventory is available, you can proceed to the creation of the product.
In what sequence do you create a shelf for spices with your own hands? On the material selected for work, markings are made on which the cut is carried out. Further, the finished parts are polished with abrasive material (sandpaper). The processed workpieces are fixed to each other using self-tapping screws. Fasteners cling to the frame. The finished product is covered with a protective layer: impregnation, varnish, paint. Such a measure allows you to protect the structure from negative external factors: chemical compounds, fat, moisture.
In order to make a shelf for spices, made of wood, harmoniously fit into the overall image, it is advisable to choose its color in accordance with the style of the whole kitchen.
The mounting option depends on the material of the walls of the kitchen, as well as the planned load capacity of the product. If the walls are wooden, then the do-it-yourself plywood shelf for spices can be made of solid wood.
Fasteners are made using screws, nails. As a working tool you will need: a screwdriver, a hammer.
If you create a shelf for spices with your own hands for a kitchen with concrete walls, a dowel and a perforator are needed to fix it. First, drill holes in the selected place, then plug the dowels. Then the shelf for spices is fixed with your own hands on the screws.
For kitchens with drywall walls, professionals do not recommend constructing heavy structures, since due to the significant weight the structure may not withstand. Having an idea of how do-it-yourself shelves for spices in the kitchen are created, you can make the necessary element, saving time and money.
The kitchen has enough free space in the corners. To put a standard nightstand, it is clearly not enough, but a corner shelf for spices made of wood, assembled with your own hands, will be the best option.
To get started, you need a surface preparation, as well as several screws. If it is planned to install a shelf near an existing wall-mounted bedside table, it is necessary to screw in the screws on the free wall and side wall so that their hats protrude 2-3 cm. The workpiece is laid on the resulting support, and the new corner shelf is ready for operation.
To make strong and reliable shelving, you will need auxiliary materials, as well as additional tools and fasteners.
If the hostess uses a significant amount of spices for cooking, it is necessary to allocate a special space for their comfortable placement. It is quite possible to build a structure on your own, taking on the basis of medium-thickness fiberboards (MDF). The design option in execution is quite simple:
- determine the size of the shelf;
- outline retaining elements on the wall in the kitchen;
- drill holes, fix the holders;
- install the created structure in the fixed elements.
Such a detail will help to rationally arrange spices in the kitchen, visually expanding the space of the room.
They can also be created on their own, having at hand certain tools and raw materials. If you select fragile material for work, in this case the design will not withstand a lot of weight, that is, it will become a non-functional element in the kitchen space.
This material is quite suitable for the manufacture of a kitchen shelf for spices. To build such a structure, you need measurements that are transferred to the drawing, then to the material itself.
After cutting a sketch with a special file, the parts of the structure are fastened together. After completion of work, the shelf is decorated with self-adhesive film or wallpaper, giving the product a complete and aesthetic appearance.
A gypsum plasterboard shelf, created by yourself, is quite fragile, so it is difficult to count on its long service life. Professionals advise placing such a product away from sources of high humidity: sinks, stoves.
Vertical and angular execution of shelves in the kitchen is allowed. The design is selected depending on the taste preferences of the owners of the apartment (house). Substantial differences in the design of the mounting surfaces are also allowed. Some products have a moving facade, so creating them at home is very problematic. How to solve a problem? You can make an original design shelf from a pallet by attaching it to a wall or by drilling several holes in plywood. Or build a hinged bottle stand on the kitchen on your own, placing the bottle of spices with a neck in the hole.
Using improvised materials, it is quite possible to make such a variant of the shelf that fits into the interior, will become its additional decorative element.
Types of products
Recently, open shelves in the kitchen began to displace hinged closed headsets. They are considered to be a modern fashion trend among designers specializing in the design of kitchen spaces. What is the reason for this? Open shelves allow you to visually expand the space in the room, in addition, the procedure for accessing the necessary spices is greatly simplified.
Closed shelves are a traditional kitchen set, like bedside tables.
Shelf in the form of a lattice is suitable for storing dishes in the kitchen after washing. Some kitchen appliance manufacturers integrate it into the cabinet.
Shelf-drawer, which has two working shelves, as well as a pair of drawers. For its manufacture, you can use plywood or wood. The sizes, as well as the main details necessary to create an original design for spices, are presented in the photo.
We offer specific calculations, according to which it is quite possible to create an original and beautiful shelf in the kitchen, saving money from the family budget. Sequencing:
- First you need to cut five blanks from plywood for the future shelf. In order to simplify this stage of work, you can pre-cut a template from durable cardboard or hardboard.
- At the rear, on vertical racks, you need to outline the location of the mortise cutter (or chisel) of the hinges. Under them, grooves are neatly cut out. To avoid distortion, it is advisable to check the accuracy using metal hinges.
- Edge tape from decorative veneer is glued over the outer ends of plywood.
- The design is assembled using PVA glue and self-tapping screws. In order for the structure to get the correct shape, it is important to control the corners in the assembly process.
- The product is covered with stain or varnish of a certain color (depending on the color scheme chosen for the kitchen space).
- Next, the product is attached to the screws in the selected place.
Do-it-yourself spice rack, the drawing of which is presented above, will become an interior decoration.
Among the interesting solutions that modern designers are increasingly choosing to decorate kitchens, it is of interest to create a shelf for spices with LED lighting. The design itself can be made of drywall, wood boards, solid wood, and LED strip is considered as a backlight.
Professionals advise embossed boards that have cracks, knots, as well as polyester resins and luminescent (fluorescent) pigments to create unusual luminous shelves.
The finished mixture is poured into cracks or knots, fixed with a tape. It is advisable to first fix the shelf, armed with a building level, and only after that proceed to the process of pouring the prepared mixture of pigments.
Next, the tape is removed, grinding the finished product with abrasive material. The final step is to cover the finished shelf under the spice with a layer of protective varnish. The created design will glow in the dark, introducing a romantic atmosphere into the room.