Pot Rack

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Project by Dchip posted 04-18-2012 03:53 PM 1693 views 4 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was a quick project using some leftover walnut. We needed more space in the kitchen, and being an apartment, the only direction to go was up. The corners are a sort of pinned-tenon / box-joint hybrid and should be plenty strong. The grid is all half-lap. Some of the tightest joints I’ve made yet; it really helps to sneak up on the fit with some well-tuned hand tools. All comments/questions/criticisms are welcome.

-- Dan Chiappetta, NYC,

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#1 posted 04-18-2012 04:43 PM

That’s a beautiful piece. Makes me wish that we had the room to “go up”.

-- Dragonsrite, Minnesota

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#2 posted 04-18-2012 09:44 PM

Nice looking pot rack, if I had the space I would steal this project from you :)

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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#3 posted 04-19-2012 07:50 AM

I don’t know what it is with me but I like wooden grids. And this I like.

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#4 posted 04-19-2012 02:59 PM

The woodworking part looks great but it almost looks a little dangerous to be used in a practicle sence even anchored to the rear wall. Sure looks nice and adds a classy touch to any kitchen.

-- Denis in Grande Prairie. Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mistery, but today is a gift. That is why it is called the present.....Pink !

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#5 posted 04-19-2012 05:09 PM

Very handsome! This project is a little more difficult that it might seem at first glance. You’ve done well with it.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#6 posted 04-19-2012 06:07 PM

Makes me wish I had the kind of kitchen that would work in.

-- --Rev. Russ in NY-- A posse ad esse

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#7 posted 04-19-2012 06:10 PM

Hi Don,

That’s a nice looking project.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#8 posted 04-19-2012 07:37 PM

Thanks everyone.

grumpy – The danger is part of it’s charm; I prefer to call it eye-catching. Seriously though, I’m pretty sure it’s safe up to at least 40lbs. Dont think it’s ever gonna get close to that full. It’s main purpose is a dedicated spot for the one pot, which is large but light.

-- Dan Chiappetta, NYC,

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