I had an idea for what I wanted but being somewhat inept with power tools when it comes to fine work I didn't trust myself to make these shelves. A few months ago I reconnected with an old high school friend and his family. After a tour their home with many beautiful built in shelves in the closets I had an aha moment! Just the guy I needed to build my shelves.
You can see in the picture below that there is a shelf/step on the back of the main shelf. It allows the jars at the back to stand just a little higher so I can see the contents more easily. The jars at the back are quart sized and the ones in the front are pints.
After staining and routering (is that a word?) I have the shelves I was hoping for!
Now I have cooking inspiration at my fingertips and I can look at all those lovely jars every day. I am missing two more pint sized ones and after searching the entire house I've come to the conclusion that I will HAVE TO go to some yard sales this summer and right that wrong! There are worse ways to spend a Saturday morning!
If you live somewhere nearby and need something built email me and I'll give you Jerry's number! Thanks Jerry! I am thrilled and they look great!