How to Make Your Own Kitchen Pot Rack
by Kathy Wilson
Let's face it, we all need more room in our kitchens! One of the
easiest ways to free up cabinet space is by hanging a pot rack
from the ceiling to store all your bulky pots and pans. Pot racks
run upwards of $150 even at the online discount shops! Here is an
easy way to make a sturdy pot rack for your kitchen for less than
Non pressure treated 2x4 lumber
3 inch wood screws
Length of chain form the home improvement shop
Paint or Stain
Cut two pieces of lumber to your desired pot rack length, and two
in your desired width. If you are hanging it over a counter or
island, make it slightly smaller than the countertop.
Using your drill, screw the four pieces into a square or
Now measure across the width of the frame from inside to inside.
This is the measurement for the cross beams. Remember, measure
twice, cut once! I recommend at least three cross beams for
strength. Screw the cross beams in from the side at regular
Add screw hooks to each corner on the top of the rack.
Paint or stain as desired.
Finding studs in your ceiling, screw in four heavy duty screw
hooks to approximately coordinate with the screw hooks in the top
of the pot rack.
Add chain, and hang! If there is no counter beneath the pot rack,
be sure to hang it high enough to prevent bumped heads! You may
add as many screw hooks to the pot rack as desired to store all
your pots and pans, and store lids, baskets and bowls on the top.
Or, you can simply stack your pots on the top surface, as I do.
You may add further decoration to your pot rack by adding fabric
tubes to cover the chain, silk or dried flowers or hang braids of
garlic or strings of peppers. I soaked an inexpensive grapevine
wreath overnight in water, then cut it apart and wrapped it
around the rack. I added several sprays of springtime silk
flowers. The flowers can be changed out with the seasons.
Almost as simple as making a box, it looks great and adds tons of
storage space to the kitchen!
Kathy Wilson is a home and garden writer, author and consultant
and is the home decorating expert for LifetimeTV.com. Visit her
for more home and garden ideas at
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