Choosing a project for a video build is a tough decision. Picking the first project is even tougher. We didn’t want it to be too complex or too simple and we wanted to ensure there was a lot that could be learnt. We had all of this in mind when we opted to build the spoon rack, but we know you’re all wandering, why on earth do I need a spoon rack?
We named the project after a lovely little hanging wall piece Richard had spotted and grown fond of. It was called a spoon rack and despite having no idea why or where the spoons might belong we adopted the design and the name for our video series. If, like us, you’re not in need of a rack for your spoons, this is still a lovely and functional piece of furniture.
With the open shelf at the top and narrow boxy little drawer the spoon rack is great for extra storage and I love the idea of it being ‘working storage’ by which I mean you can use the drawer as a kind of tote to carry whatever kit lurks inside over to your work zone when needed.
From a woodworking point of view we wanted to fill the Spoon Rack Series with many different techniques and ensure that everyone could get in the practice by keeping the material requirements small – you will only need boards that are 1″ thick by 6″ (150mm) wide max.
The design is also very scalable and you could have fun altering it to suit your storage needs or available timber.
Here are a few storage ideas to get you thinking-
Kitchen – Spices and condiments…. or spoons?
Hall way – Add hooks for keys and keep a note pad & pen handy.
Office – Keep stationary up top and stash invoices or letters in the drawer – ready to sort through (when you can be bothered).
Workshop – You could add some dividers in to the drawer and use it storing fixings and take it over to the bench like a nail tote. It’s certainly sturdy enough.
It would make for an original gift too.
Don’t forget that the Spoon Rack Video Series will be starting this Friday, and if you purchase before then you’ll get access to the bonus Hand Saw Rant as well. Learn more about our Premium Woodworking Videos.