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Project by vicrider posted 1358 days ago 3363 views 3 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I designed and crafted this alder and aluminum Pot and Pan Rack for my DIL. She has a small kitchen and was very unhappy with her lack of storage space. I told her that she needed to get her pots and pans out of the cabinets and the result of that conversation is this piece. It hangs over a small counter top extension. Room was limited by the proximity of the back door, but it works pretty well.

This is a mixed media piece made with 1/2” square aluminum tubing vertically supporting the stretched octagonal rack. Rhe tubes are captured in mating dadoes and pinned with brass rod for strength. The upper elements are screwed to ceiling joists and plugged with removable maple plugs.

The horizontal octagon is biscuit jointed at the miters and screwed and plugged to the horizontal parts of the supporting structure.

I hand bent brass welding rod hooks for hangers.

-- vicrider





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CovenantCreations

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#1 posted 1358 days ago

Looks nice, Is there sufficient head room so their not head bangin? Id like to see a pic with the floor in it so i can use that as a referral. We have a small kitchen also and something like this might help

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Mike

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#2 posted 1358 days ago

I like it the wife wanted one so I welded one out of steel. Coppered it and supported it thru to the joists in the attic it can hold couple hundred pounds.

I hung it in the garage when I finished it and put about 200 lbs on it for 2 weeks. We have a lot of cast iron.

Wife’s happy. Me happy.

-- Measure once cut twice....oh wait....ooops.

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Eagle1

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#3 posted 1358 days ago

Very nice work vicrider..

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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SawdustEngineer

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#4 posted 1358 days ago

Definitely a nice addition to the her kitchen. Nice work!

-- Mitch, Prince George VA

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Jim Jakosh

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#5 posted 1358 days ago

Very cool. I like it. It makes the pots and pans so handy and it is a nice looking wood addition to the kitchen.

Thanks for sharing!!!!!!!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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vicrider

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#6 posted 1358 days ago

hi covenant,

since this one is positioned over a counter top extension, headroom wasn’t a huge consideration, but you can hit your head if your over about 5’10” and walk very close -lol-

Headroom has been an issue on other racks I have made in the past. In fact the one in my house, bolted to an overhead beam, lies right across the pathway to our family room, so my taller friends have learned to duck.

Hey Mike,

sounds like you build ‘em heck for stout…..

thanks everyone for the comments

-- vicrider

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poppatom

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#7 posted 1357 days ago

I’m just glad the wife doesn’t come to this web site I’d be mimicking your work 90% of the time. Good idea and craftsmanship Vicrider!
Your DIL is very lucky to have you around.

-- Tom L. Williams ~ The difference between a man and a boy is the price of his toys.

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