Hack A Magazine Holder Into A Side Cabinet For Your Pantry

Storing bottles in your pantry can be a bit of a pain in the bum — they’re either buried way up the back where you can’t see them or tottering dangerously on the shelf’s edge. This simple IKEA hack will help to keep them secure and always within reach.

To make the pantry bottle rack pictured above, you’ll need an IKEA KNUFF Magazine File, a saw, hammer, nails and a wood finisher such as Varathane (optional).

“We were tired of having our bottles cooking oils, vinegars, etc. up on the counter-top where they were occupying valuable prep space, so I took a set of KNUFF Magazine Files that I had laying around and made them into bins to hold the bottles,” the industrious IKEA Hackers reader explains.

“They’re screwed into the back of the cabinet doors adjacent to the stove for easy access. I sawed about half-way around so that they would be lower in the front (for easier access to their contents). I also added the holes in the front partly for style but mainly so that I could get a driver in there to screw the bins onto the back of the cabinet doors. I mounted them high on the doors for easier reach and also so they would impact the space inside of the cabinets less. I finished them minimally with Varathane.

“I realize that there are plenty of ready-made options for this same purpose, but I couldn’t bring myself to buy something when I knew that I had these surplus parts. Plus, I like the look of the dovetailed plywood, something that is difficult to find off-the-shelf.”

Naturally, the above hack should work with almost any sturdy magazine holder, including plastic.

[Via IKEA Hackers]