22 April 2012

How to make a DIY Nespresso Pod Wall Rack for nothing (9 Mar 2012)

Racking up your pods

After checking out the Nespresso store and seeing how expensive Nespresso pod racks were I decided I could make myself one for practically nothing — I always love a challenge. With two A4 sheets of plastic coated cardboard I found I was able to work out a simple design that would hold the pods in place. The sheets were about 2 mm thick which is about ideal. It needs to be thick enough so you can form at lip to hold the pods in place. The rack is filled from the top and pods slide down when you take one from the bottom. The rack can hold 36 pods but you could make a larger or small version quite easily. I worked on the principle of being able to create this out of two A4 sheets or one A3 sheet. I first used craft glue but this didn't hold so I ended up using double sided tape to hold the cut strips in place. 

A3 Cutting Template & Measurements





SNAPSHOT REVIEW:
PROS: Cost me practically nothing to make, Easy way to store and see how many are left. I think it looks pretty cool
CONS: Need time to make, Need to measure and glue accurately
MUST TRY: Making a version out of white acrylic one day

Final Nespresso Pod Wall Rack — holds 36 pods in total


Add pods from the top


Originally I used craft glue but because I was using a plastic coated board it didn't stick probably so I ended up using double sided tape


Used double sided tape in the end to glue all the pieces together
Need to make sure the lip is just high enough so the pods can slide down smoothly

31 comments:

Jen said...

Haha, this is so clever! Very creative!

SarahKate (Mi Casa-Su Casa) said...

Simon! That's so clever! I couldn't live without my Nespresso, but the boxes always look shabby in my kitchen. This is a great idea.

Vivian - vxdollface said...

love it even though i don't own a nespresso but very cool

Richard Elliot said...

Love it Simon!

Simon Leong said...

hi jen, thanks. took a little while to work out the measurements but the process is all pretty easy for anyone to make I think.

hi sarahkate, i think Nespresso has a lot of fans out there that can't do without it. i wish their racks were cheaper though. ridiculous prices for some things. i guess it's all about the brand.

hi vivian, i reckon if i made a larger one i could make patterns and drawings on it

hi richard, thanks mate. does the job and bargain to make so i'm happy.

Em said...

Nice work! I love a bit of arts and crafts. :-)

Anonymous said...

Martha Stewart would be impressed but these pods are so environmentally unfriendly I would never use them.

Simon Leong said...

hi em, me too.

hi anonymous, i thought they now have a recycling option if you bring them back to the store? although I'm not sure how effective it is and how many customers actually do it.

NespressoBoard.com said...

Very Nice!! Clean and simple.. You should post this with pics on NespressoBoard.com, others would love to see this! We had to reset the Board recently so its not that active at the moment.

Simon Leong said...

hi NespressoBoard.com, thanks!

Thanos Polymeneas said...

I tried something very similar but with a wooden instead of a plastic board.
The problem is that pods overlap and pulling one pod out will sometimes trigger a cascade of pods coming out.
Unless of course you carefully lower the pods with your other fingers like you do in the video.
From what I see nothing will prevent the same from happening in your version. You are just pulling them out carefully, right?

Simon Leong said...

hi Thanos Polymeneas, a wooden version would be very cool. you have to make sure the bottom lip is wide enough so when you drop them quickly and overlap it won't all fall out. i know what you mean though and putting them in slowly tends to be the safest way so they don't fall out the bottom.

rachel said...

Hi Simon! great craft!- i looked to do one like this. it is a pity that you didn't put the measurement also.. :( it could helpfull me a lot

r_m@walla.com

milios said...

Great idea Simon!!! Please give us the measurement, so we can try to build it.

Anonymous said...

Hi Simon,

Awesome work!
Can I kindly have the measurements for this capsule holder, thanks!

samkullim(at)gmail.com

John Turley said...

fantastic work Simon... Well done.
May I have the measurements please

john77osa@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Fantastic work simon.

May I have the measurements please?

john77osa@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

MEASUREMENTS PLEASE!!! :)

Simon Leong said...

hi rachel, milios, anonymous and john, i've now added the A3 Cutting Template & Measurements. best of luck with trying to make it :-)

Mot Rebal said...

Hi I made a copy out of wood have a look at thecoffeepo.blogspot.com

Thanks for the inspiration

Simon Leong said...

hi Mot Rebal, WOW looks awesome. fantastic job. hope it gives you years of pleasure with your nespresso pods. thanks so much for sharing and the credit :-)

Denea said...

Love it! I just bought a machine today - next stop, making one of these!

Tails said...

I made one and posted my video to YouTube :) We didnt use the measurements, but used your idea as a guideline to what suited our space we had available. Also used corregated plastic which was the closest we could get :) Thanks for the video comment btw! xx

Tails said...

Sorry, I see my link in my name doesn't work, here is the link manually for anyone else who wants to see it :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FQbGX_3SNZs

Anonymous said...

What was the width of the tape you used? Going to make one this weekend!

Simon Leong said...

hi Anonymous, i think my tape was about 8-10 mm wide so it could sit underneath each of the strips

Moonoi said...

Thank you so much.
it work very well
cost me $2 to make

amanda salora said...

This rack is commonly underutilized as a design element.

Theo Misaras said...

Hello simon,
What is the name of the material you used and where can we get it from?

Simon Leong said...

hi theo, i actually just found it around the design office as an offcut so not exactly sure what it is but i think it's basically a 2 mm pvc sheet. possibly art shops might have but i think it's a little more specialised which signage printers use for retail signs etc. someone used corrugated plastic which works even better because it has grooves you can use. :-)

Francois Bothma said...

Awesome idea, Thanks guys, I just used magnet strips on mine and used my fridge as the backing. will see if I can post the photo somewhere

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