Sunday, March 10, 2013

Making A Pot Rack From A Wooden Ladder

The pot rack is finished! 

 We measured the space, picked the best end of the ladder,and sawed it off.  Since we have strapping that runs across our joists,we screwed the ceiling hooks into those (we used a stud finder and climbed up into the attic to make sure we were on the right path). To help him remember,Rick drew lines on the ceiling that were the width of the strapping.You can barely see the lines in the photo. We couldn't center it over the window because of our cabinet doors-we would like to still open them!

We bought two 24" lengths of chain,and four screw hooks to put in the ladder. Rick started the screw holes with a drill,and was careful not to split the wood. We bought large S hooks.They didn't quite fit over the ladder rungs,so Rick made them wider. 

Voila' !

Now I have a bit more space in my cabinet for storing things we don't use all the time. I can't wait for the kitchen closet to be built!

Have a fabulous day on this Fabulous Planet!


  1. It looks so great. Tell Rick he did a fantastic job! What a wonderful addition to the kitchen and it will free up so much space in the cabinets :) I really love the way the kitchen is progressing, the little touches here and there make it feel so comfortable and inviting :)

    1. It did free up a bit of space,and now I don't have other small appliances piled one on top of another any more :) Rick did it all by himself,he is pretty proud! I will tell him you like his craftsmanship!

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