DIY Oil and Vinegar Shelf

I have a love and obsession with flavored oils and vinegars. But the bottles can get a little cluttered. When we added our backslash and new appliances I really wanted the bottles to be available, organized, and showcased.

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It was super easy to build! All you need is 1×4’s and 1×2’s. The dimensions for our shelf was 33.5 inches long and about 13 inches tall. For that size shelf will need 10 feet of 1×4 and 7.5 feet of 1×2’s. I am going to give you all the measurements for our shelf but make sure you measure for your own space before you make your cuts.

Essentially each of the 1×4 will be doubled up. You can get rough idea here of how you will be building it. A finished nail gun is really helpful here!

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We cut two 1×4’s each 33.5 inches long. Then we cut four 1×4 pieces 11.5 inches. We also cut our 1×2 into two – 33.5 inch lengths and two pieces 11.5 inches.

First nail one of the top 1×4’s into the side supports.

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Once you have that secure, add the second piece and secure that piece.

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Now you need to add the 1×2’s to finish it off. First nail one over the entire front. Be sure to secure it to both the top and bottom pieces behind.

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Then flip it over and do the same thing to the back. You do this so it will go flush against the wall even though the back-splash will be in the way. You can see that here:

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Then attach the 1×2’s to the front sides.

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I filled the holes with stainable wood filler and sanded it down smooth. I stained it with Minwax Stain in Dark Walnut and sealed it with Minwax Polycrylic Protective Finish to give it a nice finish and to protect it .

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I love the way it looks and I love having all my oils so close.

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I also keep my salt and my Italian seasoning mix where they are handy!

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Most of those bottles are super sentimental to me. They make me happy to see them all the time!

Lisa

Previous author of Over the Big Moon. I shared my passion for home and family life! I love graphic design, DIY projects, cooking, and working in my garden! My favorite role is taking care of my husband and our 3 amazing and busy boys!

Comments (6)

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    Joan Laudermilk

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    Why didn’t u just use a 2×4? And some lathe strips?

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      Cassandra

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      I used a 2X4 and mine came out great! Thanks for posting this shelf idea! It will do great to fill a gap from our gas stove and the wall.

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      Amy

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      I had the same thought. Was wondering if there was a reason?

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    Moe

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    Putting olive oil in the open light is one of the worst things you can do with it. It needs to be in a cupboard or pantry.

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    Lorie

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    What a great idea. Just for my salt and pepper shakers alone this would be awesome.

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      Lisa

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      Thank you!

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