Attack of the Jar Jars

I thought this post went up 16 months ago, but apparently nobody bothered to write it. So, it’s time to fix that!

Stephanie had been itching for more storage space for staples, and she long ago came up with the idea of building a custom shelf for mason jars. This corner of the kitchen was just wasted space between the patio and basement doors. It was too shallow to use for anything else, so this was the perfect solution. It’s pretty basic, just some boxes and shelves attached to a sheet of plywood, but it looks pretty great. Since we had built all the kitchen trim, we were able to make it match exactly. Now it doesn’t require an expedition to find the split peas, because they’re right…there.

So jarring
Ready for stain!
Jacking it all up
The secret, inner workings. The plywood was quite warped, so I had to build all the framing while the back was screwed to the wall. After it was built, I could take it off to work on the shelves and finish it.


5 thoughts on “Attack of the Jar Jars

  1. Oh that is wonderful and looks so original, like it has always been there.

    I am happy to see that we are not the only ones that use a floor jack when doing home construction projects.


  2. What a great idea! And that shelf is gorgeous! I love that it blends in so well with its surroundings. It looks like it’s always been there.


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