A bit of searching in the archives revealed what seems to be the ideal solution to my spice rack quandary -- using metal tins held to the wall by magnetic knife strips ($2.99 at Ikea, if I don't roll my own).
But where to find the ultimate tins? Most of the examples I've seen use round tins with the lids facing out -- this seems less than ideal. Plus I like having a shaker sometimes. Is there any source for more square tins that could stand upright while stuck to the magnet? How about little metal tins like the ones spices used to be sold in?
Just curious if anyone has suggestions --