While some kitchens have a center island ideal for hanging a pot rack, others have to get a little more creative. This kitchen's narrow banister leading downstairs was dead, unused space—the perfect storage opportunity. Most store bought pot racks are too wide to fit this particular space, so we created a custom one with basic supplies from the hardware store. When you're thinking of your own pots and pans organizer ideas, keep in mind that you'll be hanging some pretty heavy stuff from it. The hanging rack needs to be stout enough to support the weight of multiple pots and pans.
- Build your wooden structure by attaching 1-inch boards the length of the pot rack across the framing. Leave ¼-inch space between each board to allow the hook bolts to glide through. Finish off the frame by drilling 1-inch holes in each corner for the rope.
- Stain and sand wood to desired look.
- Tie a square knot at one end of the rope and thread from the inside of the pot rack, out and up through the anchor eye bolts, and back down through the open side of the pot rack. Secure with another square knot. You could also use heavy gage wire, or chain link. Repeat with other side.
- Thread hook bolts through the ¼-inch gaps and secure on the topside with washer and bolt. Stagger hooks between gaps, and add desired number. Hooks should slide freely to accommodate different pots and pans.
- Add optional hardware like c-hooks or other decorative embellishments.
- Mount the hanging pot rack to the ceiling using appropriate hardware and hang up your pots and pans!