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Feeler: Custom magnetic spice racks

Posted: Wed Feb 16, 2011 3:49 pm
by bronson75
Check out inventory and availability here:
http://www.facebook.com/pages/CN-Creations/137995779604868
http://www.etsy.com/shop/mnyrac?ref=seller_info

UPDATE 29Mar2011: The smaller rack is sold, photo will be left up for reference
Hello chaps (and chappettes).
I'm thinking of starting a small sideline 'business', if you will. I'm a carpenter, and recently, we redid our kitchen. My wife wanted a spice rack, but with no counter space or spare drawer space, we decided on something different for spice storage. What we came up with was this:
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It's a magnetic spice rack with glass jars. Everyone who has seems to like it, and I thought I'd see if there was a market to begin making and selling them.
Each rack would be completely custom, including size, wood species (raw or finished, or primed and ready to paint), jar shape (we used octogons, I can get oval, square, round, etc), with or without shelf, etc. I haven't started determining pricing yet, but the cost would be reasonable, and I only produce quality work. I'm considering including hanging hardware and installation instructions as well.
Thoughts? Would anyone (or anyone you know) be interested in such a beast?
Thanks,
Nate
:)

UPDATE: Photos added, sorry for the quality, the lighting was horrible. (This one is for sale, contact me if you're interested for more info)
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Re: Feeler: Custom magnetic spice racks

Posted: Wed Feb 16, 2011 7:21 pm
by KO-R32
Those spices need to be arrange as: \/ \/\/ :yes:

Re: Feeler: Custom magnetic spice racks

Posted: Sun Feb 20, 2011 7:58 am
by lauralikewhoa
I *really* dig that spice rack!

Re: Feeler: Custom magnetic spice racks

Posted: Sun Feb 20, 2011 2:28 pm
by bronson75
I can make you one!
I'll get some pictures of some other ones I've made.
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Re: Feeler: Custom magnetic spice racks

Posted: Sun Feb 20, 2011 2:31 pm
by Dybz
i'm sure people would be interested in an average price you would charge. also, how strong are the magnets? that kind of setup lends itself to an accidently bump resulting in broken glass/spices all over the kitchen floor if magnets aren't strong enough.

Re: Feeler: Custom magnetic spice racks

Posted: Sun Feb 20, 2011 3:22 pm
by bronson75
Right, here goes.
For a rough cost, figure $1.00 per bottle, with lid and magnet (the jars I used DO NOT have shakers, but I think I can get them that do). I used neodymium magnets with a 7 pound pull force, they are VERY strong, and I can get stronger.
I can probably make the frame for $10-$50, depending on how simple or complicated, wood species, finished or raw, routered edges, etc.
The shelf would be a couple bucks more, hidden mounting hardware would come in around $10 (I'm searching for cheaper sources, I got mine from my local Ace Hardware, but they're pretty pricey).
Figure somewhere around $40 for the frame and jars for a 'base' model (no hardware, primed wood, ready to paint), up to maybe $80+ for something like finished oak, walnut, cherry, maple, etc, with mounting hardware, the whole shebang.
I can also get metal spice tins with shakers, and bottles in different sizes and shapes (round, oval, square, etc).
If you have an idea of what you want, let me know. Number of jars, type of wood, dimensions of the rack, etc, and I can get you a price. I'm not looking to make a killing, but if I can make a few bucks and get you something different to hang in your kitchen, I'd be happy.
Like I said, there are a multitude of options, and each rack would be completely custom, based on what you want. Eventually I might make some in standard sizes and finishes, and may include spices, but for now, they'll be one-off customs.
Oh, and I'd be happy to ship as well.

Re: Feeler: Custom magnetic spice racks

Posted: Sat Feb 26, 2011 1:19 pm
by techromancer1
i seen something similar to this in the caribeans ...they had neon lights they looked awesome XD

Re: Feeler: Custom magnetic spice racks

Posted: Sat Mar 12, 2011 1:23 am
by Mr. Dillinger
If I cooked and had spices I would def get this. Great idea and with the dif color spices would look like an art piece. It's cool that you can make it look ultra modern or country and any where in-between depending on the persons decorating style. Go into production! :greedy:

Re: Feeler: Custom magnetic spice racks

Posted: Sat Mar 12, 2011 2:56 pm
by bronson75
Yeah, one of the benefits is the customization. I really can make them to specs, the only common is the galvanized sheet, but I'm working on something to dress that up, too.
I have a lot of ideas rolling around up there, just no time (and limited funds, right now) to put them into hard creations.
I'm considering looking for local businesses (mom and pop places, etc) that cater to the types of folks that would be interested in such a beast, to get some out and on display.
Thanks for the bump!
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Re: Feeler: Custom magnetic spice racks

Posted: Mon Mar 14, 2011 11:26 pm
by bronson75
The wife started an Etsy account, here's what she's got so far:
http://www.etsy.com/shop/mnyrac?ref=seller_info

Re: Feeler: Custom magnetic spice racks

Posted: Mon Jun 20, 2011 11:42 pm
by Luckylindy04
my wife saw this, and immediatly wanted it...

so i have to ask if you're still making them and how much?

thanks!

Re: Feeler: Custom magnetic spice racks

Posted: Tue Jun 21, 2011 10:55 am
by bronson75
Yep, I have some available here:
http://www.etsy.com/shop/mnyrac?ref=seller_info
I also have some other ones I'm working on, but aren't ready yet.
Anything specific you're looking for? Size, wood, number of jars, etc?
Let me know.
Thanks!
Nate
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Re: Feeler: Custom magnetic spice racks

Posted: Mon Dec 05, 2011 9:39 pm
by bronson75
Still have racks and jars available, order yours now, they make great Christmas gifts!
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Re: Feeler: Custom magnetic spice racks

Posted: Fri Nov 06, 2015 9:26 pm
by yanawa5678
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