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After receiving a beautiful, handmade spice rack as a gift, we started wondering why we've never made one on our own. There are so many online tutorials explaining how to construct clever racks, including this one sent to us from a dedicated AT reader. Many types of canisters will work but because cooking is so scientific, we love the look of test tubes in the kitchen.

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This specific project was created by blogger Melinda Swenson who likes to pick a theme, such as "chili ingredients" and fills her test tubes with the appropriate spices. Personally, I would like mine filled with an array of gourmet salts.
These days, you can usually buy test tubes from the local pharmacy but we've found an amazing one-stop science shop where you can order a variety of tubes along with some beakers and flasks if you feel another DIY project coming on.


(photos by Melinda Swenson)