Magnetic shelf

Easily attach metal cans
Author: Judith Bohnert, Essen, Germany
I built my own DIY spice rack that you can attach under the spices. I modified a small rack from HEMA and embedded magnets into the rack board. Besides the spice containers you can also hang up other metal objects. You can even hang up non-magnetic objects if you glue a magnet directly under the lid.

For the rack you need:

  • Rack board (here: HEMA, 8 euros)
  • Drilling machine
  • Hole cutter 21-22 mm
  • Disc magnets 20 x 5 mm
  • Modelling clay
  • Metal containers
  • Pencil
  • Two screws
  • Screwdriver

And that's how you do it:

  1. Think about how many magnets you want to embed in the rack and mark the locations for the holes.
  2. Carefully drill the holes with the hole cutter and make sure you don't drill through the rack.
  3. Place the magnets (right orientation) in the holes and fill them with modeling clay.
  4. Hang up the rack and attach the metal containers. You can glue magnets into non-ferromagnetic containers.

My arts and crafts blog

You can find these and many other ideas on my arts and crafts blog!
Note from the supermagnete team: Instead of modelling clay, Sugru putty works great too.

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