Bring the Outdoors in with Hanging Herb Shelves


As every cook knows, fresh herbs can make any meal a memorable one, so I took an idea for a hanging shelf made from a pallet board and suspended with twine from a pair of brass cup hooks and adapted it for an herb shelf designed to hang in a kitchen window.

I worried, however, that the clay pots might slip off the board, so I decided to use a piece of new half-inch thick wood wide enough for me to cut holes to suspend tapered 4-inch clay pots.

Our kitchen tiles are blue, so I selected “Island Water” from the Minwax® Water Based Wood Stain line to stain the board. After it dried, I protected the shelf with Minwax® Helmsman® Spar Urethane, since it will be exposed to the sun’s ultraviolet rays.

Before moving it into our kitchen, I gave the shelf a test run in my workshop. The clay pots slip in and out easily, and the holes will keep them from sliding off as Leigh Ann and I are taking cuttings when we are cooking. I know I’ll be making more of these in the future as house-warming gifts!

Until next time,

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