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This do-it-yourself (DIY) version of the hanging pot rack is a quick and easy weekend project. Free up cabinet space, and add to your décor with this easy-to-create hanging pot rack.
Use this checklist when you go to the store and purchase your items.
This pot rack is just a pair of spacer blocks between two strips of oak. The pacers create a slot for eyebolts and S-hooks that can be adjusted to suspend your pots and pans as needed.
Cut two strips of oak to 36 inches. Trim off a 1-1/2–inch-long spacer block from the end of each strip.
Apply glue to both faces of each spacer block, and insert them between the sides, flush with the ends. Apply clamps and let dry overnight.
To strengthen the joint, drill a 1/2-inch-diameter hole ¾ inches in from each end. Brush glue onto a pair of 2-1/4-inch-long dowels, and drive them into the holes.
Sand the completed rack with 150-grit sandpaper. Fill any gaps with wood filler. Apply two coats of polyurethane and allow to dry.
The rack is suspended via four eye screws, S-hooks and a utility chain cut to the desired length. Put two screw eyes into the rack’s ends; screw the other two into the ceiling joist.
Insert the eight eyebolts upside down into the slot in the rack, and add a washer and nut.
Slip the S-hooks through the screw eyes and chain, and hang the rack. Add the S-hooks into the eyebolts, and hang your pots and pans. When you’re happy with the placement, tighten the eyebolt nuts.
*Time and Cost are estimated.