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Project by Manitario posted 1284 days ago 1521 views 9 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My kitchen has limited cupboard space, and my wife had been asking for me to build some sort of pot rack, so when this plan came out in a recent woodworking mag. I had no choice but to make it. I got the chance to learn a couple new skills along the way; it was the first time that I really attempted mortise and tenon joinery, and I got to play around with dado blades on my TS for the first time. The pics of the project are actually my 2nd attempt; the first maple frame I made turned out so horribly that it got moved to my scrap pile. Second one went a bit easier. Am now having to make a spice cupboard to hold all the spices that used to sit on a cheap shelf above the stove…
Inner slats are cherry; project is finished with Danish oil.

-- Sometimes the creative process requires foul language. -- Charles Neil





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Jonathan

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#1 posted 1284 days ago

How are the cherry slats secured? It looks like they’re sitting on top of a rabbet, then glued to the maple, is that correct?

Nice project to put to good use. Sounds like you learned a couple of things that you can now incorporate into other projects, such as the mortise and tenon joinery.

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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Manitario

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#2 posted 1284 days ago

yep, there’s a rabbet on the other side with the slats sitting in them.

-- Sometimes the creative process requires foul language. -- Charles Neil

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Jonathan

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#3 posted 1284 days ago

So does it just sit in there loose, or did you secure it?

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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Manitario

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#4 posted 1284 days ago

It is a pretty tight fit, and the weight of the pots keeps it held in place.

-- Sometimes the creative process requires foul language. -- Charles Neil

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rivergirl

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#5 posted 1247 days ago

Nice pot rack Doc! Bet your wife loves it! You don’t see too many wooden pot racks so this one is unique. Glad you learned some new skills and you even made some kindling you can use in that fireplace. :) Can’t beat hardwood kindling. ;)

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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Manitario

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#6 posted 1246 days ago

Thanks Kelly! I have a long list of home projects to do; this was one of the first on the list. Sure looks better than the cheap shelf we had up there before.

-- Sometimes the creative process requires foul language. -- Charles Neil

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a1Jim

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#7 posted 1246 days ago

Great Idea and good work.

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