Steampunk Spice Rack

I’ve said before that I consider cooking to be something of modern alchemy, and in our DIY culture that focuses on the handmade, creating and cooking our own food plays an important role in keeping Steampunks healthy and well-fed. Making cooking even more complex for the cooking challenged is the addition of things like spices to the mix to make a dish that’s flavorful and delicious.

Spices generally come in boring packets, jars or satchels. Nothing terribly exciting or Steampunk about it, they just are what they are. Nothing more or less. But being that we are Steampunks and we see the world as a canvas waiting to modified into a beautiful steam-driven world, it should come as no surprise that someone decided to recreate their spice rack with a steamy flair. And this is what it looks like:

OMG, you say, that looks awesome! If only I could make something that looks that cool.

Well, my dears, you’re in luck because this awesome spice rack is an Instructable on one of my favorite DIY websites. You too can have the most awesome looking spice rack with a little bit of copper pipe, some test tubes, and a flask for oil (just for good measure). I love how simple this project is and with just a little bit of time and effort, you can transform something entirely mundane into something that’s pretty much made of win.

Go forth ye crafters and create! And when you’re done, cook something tasty to celebrate. 🙂