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Ron Ross, Lake Worth, Florida
Pine, Birch, and Cedar Spice Rack
2017 Ram 3500
2019 Northern Lite 8-11 EX CDSE
We wanted a permanent place to store our spices so that they were always secure while traveling and readily available for use when cooking. This modification was originally built for our Northstar pop-up. For that camper, the spice rack was straight and approximately three-feet long.
We decided to take it with us when we bought our Northern Lite. I cut it in half and re-glued it on a 90-degree angle to fit in the corner of the kitchen counter.
Three different types of scrap wood were used: pine, birch, and cedar. A mixture of three parts golden pecan to one part red mahogany stain gave each wood its own color. Two coats of semi-gloss urethane finished it off. As luck would have it, the cedar came close to matching the original cabinets.
Now the spices always stay in place when traveling and are always ready to use. The rack is held in place with removable velcro tabs.
It took me approximately three hours to complete this modification and cost me nothing because it was all scrap wood. In my opinion, the skill level of this modification is medium because of the required tools.
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