A matching set of gleaming cookware should be your kitchen’s pride and joy, so don’t tuck your prized pots and pans away in a dusty cupboard. Transform your cookware collection into a stunning showpiece by hanging it from a homemade, creative pot rack. Try nailing together some reclaimed wood to match a rustic-chic kitchen, or utilize a wall-mounted pegboard to make the most of a smaller cooking space. No matter the creative direction you take, glance through the pot rack DIYs here for a few great ideas.
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Chicken Wire Pot Rack
The perfect display for a set of shiny copper pots, a length of chicken wire framed with two-by-fours can both secure S-hooks and allow for extra storage above the rack itself. Be sure to securely hang this one directly into the ceiling joists—it’s guaranteed to collect lots of your kitchen’s odds-and-ends that will weigh it down handily.
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Scrap Wood Pot Rack
If you can source a bit of reclaimed wood for this understated pot rack, all the better, a perfectly weathered finish gives this piece the homespun character it needs. And thanks to a set of wrought iron S-hooks, your stainless steel pans will be attached in style.
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Antique Ladder Pot Rack
You’ve repurposed a secondhand ladder to hold spare blankets and throws in the bedroom, but why not hang one from the kitchen ceiling to display your cookware, too? If your antique ladder needs a little TLC, sand it, apply your finish of choice, then run a medium-grit sandpaper over it to achieve that ideal timeworn texture.
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Pull-Out Pot Rack
If your cookware is a little less than display-ready, consider a handy hidden storage solution. While this DIY definitely takes a little more patience and planning, if you can source a slide-mount drawer slide it comes together relatively quickly. Don't hesitate to beef up your cabinet-making skills before tackling this project.Continue to 5 of 10 below.
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Wall-Mounted Pot Rack
For the minimalist’s kitchen, consider a simple rectangular wall-mounted frame (wooden dowels are an inexpensive material perfect for this project). This one is best kept relatively sparse, so hang only your most-used kitchenware and leave the rest tucked neatly away.
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Copper Pipe Pot Rack
For a truly noteworthy kitchen storage solution utilize shiny copper pipes as rods. Not only will the copper add a dose of metallic gleam to your kitchen, but it’s also a super-affordable alternative to wood. Pop into your local hardware store where they’ll often cut copper piping to size for you, too.
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Rustic Pot Rack
Repurpose a set of old towel racks to create multi-use hanging kitchen storage. If your used towel racks need a makeover, try slicking on a coat of paint and a glossy clear coat to bring them back to life. Spray paint is a great, quick option that covers a multitude of materials, just make sure to apply it in a well-ventilated area.
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Tension Rod Pot Rack
Keep your kitchen walls streamlined by hiding a tension rod under the range hood or bottom of the cabinet’s frame, then hang pots and pans using chic, simple hooks. Careful not to overload this one, though, the average tension rod can only hold so much weight.Continue to 9 of 10 below.
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Pegboard Pot Rack
To keep your most used cookware within reach, opt for a pegboard organizer. Fill the good part of an open wall with a standard pegboard, then trace your appliances with a paint pen to ensure everything gets put away in perfect order.
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Simple Single Pot Rack
A single long, sturdy rail works to keep things up and out of the way, especially when cabinet space and countertops are limited. Try hanging a rod high up the to preserve your workspace (not to mention to ensure your kitchen is kid-proof). Add a cute pop of color by hanging a DIY oven mitt too.