I’ve wanted a pot rack to organize my cookware, but I couldn’t find one that was exactly what I wanted. I wanted it to be simple so it would fit in a variety of kitchens. I thought a vertical rack on the side of the cabinet would efficiently use that empty space. I also didn’t want to spend more than $40.
Doug made one for me.
The two sides are oak from the cabinetry section of the hardware store. The rails are aluminum, also from the hardware store, cut into three shorter pieces. I like how the aluminum and natural oak look together.
The aluminum is a C-shape, so the oak fits right in, and the pot hooks can hang from the edge.
Nice work, Doug!
The tricky part was cutting and bending the aluminum to attach the top and middle rails. Brackets on the top will be used to hang the pot rack.
Total Materials Cost: $34
- 2 oak 1″x2″ – 24″ cabinetry pieces for the sides ($2 each)
- 2 aluminum 3/4″ C-channels 10 gauge 48″ long for the rails ($8 each)
- 2 metal brackets to mount ($1 each)
- screws ($1)
- S hooks to hang pots ($12)
- hacksaw for cutting aluminum
- deep pliers for bending aluminum
Total Assembly Time: 1 hour (2 hours with a little helper)