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Salt and Pepper Shakers

Beyond Design

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Beyond Design
Chicago, Illinois

General Information

These bamboo salt and pepper shakers have a built in spoon for measuring before you pour. Tap to move salt into the open chamber and then pour.

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Material Description Price
Bamboo Plywood

Bamboo Plywood

Thickness: 3/4 in - don't use, Plies: 3 - don't use 1, Dimensions: 8 in × 12 in - don't use 1

Black Acrylic Sheet

Black Acrylic Sheet

Dimensions: 8 in × 12 in, Thickness: 1/8 in


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Mill Bamboo Part

Mill the main part of the salt and pepper shakers out of 3/4" bamboo. Use a 1/8" endmill for this cut.

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Etch Salt lid

Use white acrylic and engrave the top of the lid.

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Mill Salt Lid and Base

Mill the profile of the salt lid and base

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Etch the Pepper lid

Use black acrylic and etch the top of the pepper lid

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Mill Pepper Lid and Base

Mill the profile of the pepper lid and base

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Finish and Assembly

Finish the bamboo with food safe mineral oil. Use super glue to adhere the base to each design. Add salt and pepper and press fit the lid into the bamboo. To open again you can pry the corner with a fork or other utensil.