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8 Clever DIY Pot Rack Plans You Can Make Today (With Pictures)

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Space is something we all need in our lives. Whether it’s a few minutes to ourselves or more room in the house, we’re constantly trying to achieve it. This is especially true in the kitchen. One of the most annoying parts of trying to make extra space in your kitchen is to find a place to put all your pots and pans. If you like taking on do-it-yourself projects, making your own pot rack for the kitchen can be a smart way to save money and feel a sense of pride in a job well done. Here’s a look at 8 DIY pot rack ideas you may want to incorporate in your home to give you more space to keep your kitchen functional.

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The 8 Clever DIY Pot Rack Plans

1. DIY Chicken Wire Pot Rack by Golden Boys & Me

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Materials 1×3 pine planks (4), 4 Black Iron Right Angle Corner Braces, black chain, 1 roll of chicken wire, 8 black metal hooks, staples, stain with a paintbrush, and 1 ¼ inch screws
Tools: Drill, saw, wire cutters
Difficulty Level: Moderate

This DIY chicken wire pot rack is designed to give your kitchen a rustic look that will take guests’ breath away. It also works great for keeping your pots out of the way and suspended at a nice level when you need them. The materials needed for this project are easy to find at most hardware stores while the three main tools needed are most likely already at your house. With a few proper measurements, a saw, a drill, and wire cutters, you can create this masterpiece in your own home.

2. Simple DIY Pull-Out Pot Rack by Family Handyman

How to Make a Pot and Pan Pullout to Increase Kitchen Cabinet Storage
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Materials 1×4 4’ pine, 2 x 20” heavy-duty full extension side mount drawer slides, ¾ ” x ¾” x 3’ pine, clothesline or hooks of choice
Tools: Basic hand tools, jigsaw, drill, measuring tape, and router (optional)
Difficulty Level: Moderate

With this simple pull-out pot rack DIY you can organize those pesky pots and pans by leaving them hidden away under the cabinet. The key here is accessibility. When you need them, simply pull them out. While this project may look a bit difficult at first glance, with the right tools and materials, the plans are easy to follow and are great for beginners. If you’re a DIY pro, you’ll find this project easy to master for a great addition to your kitchen.

3. Antique DIY Ladder Pot Rack by Old House Crazy

Antique Ladder Pot Rack – DIY
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Materials Ladder, 4 screw hooks, 4 eye bolts, 10-inch chain, S-hooks, and polyurethane
Tools: Saw and drill
Difficulty Level: Easy

If you have an old ladder lying around, this quick and easy DIY ladder pot rack is right up your alley. With this project, you’ll need minimal supplies. Many may even be found around your garage. If not, the hardware store is your best friend. Then all that’s left to do is clean the ladder, use the saw to cut it down to the size you need, and attach it to the ceiling. It’s a great afternoon project that will help keep things around the house neat and organized.

4. DIY Wall Mounted Pot Rack by Harlow & Thistle

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Materials Pieces of wood or dowel (according to how big you want your rack), screws, nails, black paint, shower hooks
Tools: Drill and nail gun
Difficulty Level: Easy

If you want the look of iron without the cost, this DIY wall-mounted pot rack is the trick. This rack is made using wood you can grab at any hardware and black paint. This is what gives it the iron appearance. Guests in your home will never know unless you tell them. The plans for this rack are simple and require minimal tools making this project ideal for those new to DIY projects. You’ll have a great way to organize your pots and pans without a lot of effort or money involved.

5. DIY Tension Rod Pot Rack by Sincerely, Marie Designs

Simple Tension Rod Pot Rack
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Materials Tension rod and gold hooks
Tools: None
Difficulty Level: Easy

For this tension rod pot rack, you’ll find all you need to do is make a trip to the craft store. For less than 10 bucks you can grab a tension rod and golden shower hooks, or a color of your choice. Once you’re home, no tools are necessary. Simply position your tension rod above your range where you want it then hang your hooks. It’s as easy as that. The key to making this rack look amazing in your kitchen is choosing the right pots to hang and staggering the design to make it stylish.

6. DIY Pegboard Pot Rack by A Beautiful Mess

DIY Kitchen Pegboard
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Materials 2 pieces of pegboard, 5 pieces of wood (same size as pegboard) for the brace, and hooks
Tools: Drill and screws
Difficulty Level: Easy

A pegboard pot rack is a great way to utilize space and open up your cabinets. If you purchase wood that is the same size as your pegboard there will be no cutting or sawing which makes this project easier. Simply use your drill and screws to make a pegboard frame, mount it to the wall, then screw on the pegboard. Voila! You’ll have a pegboard pot rack that not only looks great but is quite functional. You can always paint and decorate the rack as you wish.

7. DIY Copper Pipe Pot Rack by Manmade DIY

DIY Idea_ Make a Rustic Copper Pipe Pot Rack
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Materials ½” copper tubing (as many as you want to hang), 90-degree elbows, flange plates, screws, anchors, and hooks
Tools: Drill, pipe cutter (only if pipes are not sized as you want them)
Difficulty Level: Easy

By using a plumber’s tools, you can easily make this DIY copper pipe pot rack. The pipe you need is the same one used for water lines. Grab as many as you want to hang along with the needed flanges, elbows, screws, and anchors. Once you’ve determined where this setup will look the best, simply adhere your copper pipes in the design you like (cutting if necessary), then add your hooks. In no time you’ll have a unique pot rack that offers a bit of color to your kitchen.

8. Rustic DIY Pot Rack by We Lived Happily Ever After

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Materials 4 to 5 pieces of wood to build the frame (according to the size of rack you want), screws, black rails, and black hooks
Tools: Drill and measuring tape
Difficulty Level: Easy

This rustic DIY pot rack can be made with scrap wood lying around the house. With a few pieces, which are determined by how big you want your rack to be, and a few black rails bought at your local hardware store, you can have your kitchen organized in no time at all. Simply build a ladder frame and attach it to your wall. This is to make sure the rails are secured and your pots stay in place. Then attach the rails and hooks as you want them. Once all that is finished, your pots are ready to hang and you have a new DIY project under your divider

Final Thoughts

As you can see, there are several ways you can incorporate a pot rack into your kitchen, and these are just a few of them. The key to leaving your kitchen looking amazing after adding a pot rack is to keep with the theme you already have in place. If your kitchen has a rustic look and feel, your pot rack should be the same. If it’s more modern, you’ll want to stick to something that will add the right touch. Luckily, most of these projects above can be completed in only a few hours so you can enjoy your handy work once the job is done.

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