At the craft fair were inspired by a very nice and convenient spice storage box (Sliding salt and pepper box plan), according to which all 7 plans of spice boxes have been developed to be offered to you here.
Spices are very important aromatic plant substances to add flavor to food, which is why no kitchen is without them, literally! In order for the kitchen to be organized, for each spice it is necessary to find an appropriate box and a suitable place for it. The spice box must be easy to open and the spice rack placed at your fingertips when cooking. As you can see in the pictures, the design of all the boxes is based on the one from the first plan (Wooden round salt box plan) by their horizontal or vertical rearrangement.
Round salt box: 95mm (3.74'') x 111mm (4.37'') x H 66mm (2.61'')
Square salt box: 95mm (3.74'') x 95mm (3.74'') x H 62mm (2.41'')
Sliding salt and pepper box: 76mm (2.99'') x 171mm (6.73'') x H 66mm (2.61'')
Sliding spice box (two vertical compartments): 95mm (3.74'') x 111mm (4.37'') x H 111mm (4.37'')
Sliding spice box (three compartments): 175mm (6.88'') x 161.5mm (6.36'') x H 83mm (3.28'')
Sliding spice box (four compartments): 167mm (6.56'') x 167mm (6.56'') x H 82mm (3.21'')
Sliding spice box (three vertical compartments): D 146mm (5.75'') x H 177mm (6.98'')
The basic box from the first plan is very simple and consists of only three pieces: a bowl (box body), an axle (Pin) and a cover (Lid). The bowl does not necessarily have a circular base, it can also be square, pentagonal, etc. The body of the bowl can be made in many ways. We recommend you to cut segments (Bandsaw boxes making principle) of desired thickness and then glue them together as shown in the picture.
Do a thorough job sanding the box parts and then apply some food-safe finish.
Such boxes are typically found in rural areas and traditionally decorated on their outer surface either with chip carving technique or by painting various motifs.
These 7 plans can serve you to make exactly the same boxes, but we hope that, on the basis of the seven ideas given, you will try to develop your own spice rack design. By changing the dimensions, the boxes can be used to store not only spices but also various other ingredients, items, etc. The use of these spice boxes is very practical because the lids move/open easily and the spices are spooned or pinched out of them.