pot rack plans
Make pot rack plans
A pot rack adds storage and visual interest to a kitchen. A variety of commercially made pot racks are available but often at a hefty price. Homemade pot racks are more economical than their retail counterparts and they are a much better conversation piece. pot rack plans be made to fit almost any style of kitchen.
Use old windows to create a pot rack that is both functional and attention grabbing.
Choose a wood framed window that is sturdy enough to hold the weight of pots, pans and skillets. Find older used windows at salvage yards, garage sales and secondhand stores. Habitat for Humanity operates second-hand shops that sell used windows at affordable prices and the proceeds are used to build houses for families in need.
This is an easy project that does not take much time. You’ll need a wooden window, four 10- to 12-inch pieces of machine chain, four large plant hooks and 10 to 12 smaller plant hooks.
Screw large plant hooks into the ceiling and smaller hooks along the window frame (to hold pots). Be sure the large plant hooks are securely attached to studs as they have significant weight to hold. Use eye hooks to attach a length of chain to each of the window corners. Attach the other end of the chain to the plant hooks in the ceiling. The wooden frame of the window can be painted or stained any color to match the rest of the kitchen décor.
A wagon wheel can easily be made into rustic pot rack plans. Chain the wheel to the ceiling in the same manner as the window. Surround the underside with hooks for the pots. Wagon wheels will be harder to find than windows but when going for an authentic country kitchen nothing looks better.
For a more modern industrial look that is inexpensive, make a long (rather than round) pot rack plans from a piece of re-bar that can be bought at almost any hardware store. For this project you will need a re-bar the length of the rack, two eye hooks and several “S” hooks (however many needed to hang the desired number of pots and pans). Securely attach the eye hooks to the ceiling. Attach the bar to the eyehooks with “S” hooks and hang pot rack plans with additional hooks.