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.
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!
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.
Once you have that secure, add the second piece and secure that piece.
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.
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:
Then attach the 1×2’s to the front sides.
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 .
I love the way it looks and I love having all my oils so close.
I also keep my salt and my Italian seasoning mix where they are handy!
Most of those bottles are super sentimental to me. They make me happy to see them all the time!