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How To Make A Hanging Pot Racks

By David Krug David Krug is the CEO & President of Bankovia. He's a lifelong expat who has lived in the Philippines, Mexico, Thailand, and Colombia. When he's not reading about cryptocurrencies, he's researching the latest personal finance software. 4 minute read

It’s likely that you’re making your own pot rack to save money, whether you’re doing it for aesthetic or practical reasons. However, going down the road of spending days sanding, carving, and assembling can be not only laborious, but also take time away from your money-making pursuits.

Making the appropriate choice of plan is crucial to getting your new pot rack up and running as fast and economically as possible. Here are six simple and affordable options for constructing a pot rack.

6 Different Types of DIY Pot Racks

  1. Mounted Towel Racks
    To be safe, choose a color that can function in both the kitchen and the bathroom. Towel bars made of materials like brushed steel, copper, and wrought iron look fantastic when hung horizontally above one another on an open wall in a kitchen. Affix some s-hooks to the back and secure them to the studs in the wall if you want to hang anything heavy. Everything from pots and pans to bulky kitchen tools may be hung up.
  2. Pieces of a Gate
    I went to an Arizona salvage yard and bought a cool piece of old iron gate for $5, a can of textured black spray paint for $1, some eye hooks, several lengths of ornate chain, and some s-hooks, and I was ready to get to work.

    Every time we had a new guest around, they always remarked on how nice our pot rack was. Ropes of garlic and dried chili pepper wreaths were among the items I hung on it. This medium-sized pot rack has as much storage capacity as two complete cabinets thanks to its many rows of metal shelves.
  3. Ladders
    A full-length wooden ladder is an excellent addition to any kitchen, but only if you have enough room for it. However, if you have a limited amount of floor space, you will likely need to divide it up. The mounting options are the same as with the gate parts; eye hooks and chains are used. Or, if your kitchen is on the more compact side, you may install the ladder on the wall and make the most of the vertical space.

    Check the nearest chain craft shop for shorter wooden ladders that are robust enough to do the task if you can’t find a suitable one at any nearby yard sales or hardware stores. If you want a modern, one-of-a-kind look, stain or paint them any color you choose.
  4. Rebar
    One piece of rebar, some flat black spray paint, two black end caps (the sort that go on chair or stepladder legs), and some s-hooks yielded a pot rack that cost us a total of ten dollars and was perfect for our Maine lake cottage. The fact that rebar can be purchased in both individual bars and prefabricated grid sections is a major plus. Both are suitable alternatives; the one you choose should depend on the available room.

    We only had room for one bar in the cottage’s kitchen. We used chain and eye hooks to suspend it, and we loaded it with nonperishables like wire baskets of fruit, onions, and garlic in addition to the usual pots and pans.
  5. Racks of wire shelves that are mounted on the wall
    Wire shelving might be a great alternative to wood if you’re opting for open shelving instead of upper cabinets or if you have an empty wall above your stove in your apartment.

    You’ll be able to hang some s-hooks from the underside, giving you a free pot rack in addition to the extra shelf space you were hoping for. If you mount the shelf high enough on the wall, you may also install a horizontal towel bar farther down the wall for even more space to hang pots and lids. In addition to being quick and inexpensive, this is also quite convenient.
  6. Guards for Windows
    Iron window security grates, like the gate pieces you can find at hardware shops and junk yards, make fantastic plant racks. Many of them feature four corner tabs with holes for mounting to an outside wall, and their assembly mirrors that of the gate parts.

    Unless you want the final product to hang lower, you probably won’t need to buy eye hooks and chains. You may use a black spray paint or another color for the finish, such as copper or bronze. S-hooks, like the other recommendations, play a significant role in the formula for success.

Bottom Line

Creating a pot rack for your kitchen doesn’t require any specific skills or knowledge. You probably won’t need anything more complicated than a drill bit, a screwdriver, and some spray paint. You may save a lot of money on kitchen cookware storage if you go beyond the costly designer box. Making your own pot rack is another do-it-yourself project that may help you achieve that low-cost gourmet kitchen.

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