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boston_guy

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06-30-2018 04:05 PM

The photo below is of my kitchen pantry.

I want to install 2 screw-on pot-holder hooks on the wood under the top shelf. This way, I can hang things on them like frying pans.

The problem has been trying to find the appropriate kind of hook. I’m not necessarily looking for a hook shape. Rather, I want something that can allow me to hang a number of items on each hook. Does this make sense?

So, for instance, I wouldn’t mind some kind of screw-on rod that sticks out.

But I’m open to any suggestion.

Anyway, just thought I’d ask.

Any feedback will be highly appreciated.

Thanks!


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#1 posted 06-30-2018 05:12 PM

what I will be doing above my kitchen sink is sort of like a towel bar
in the bathroom with a lot of “S” hooks on it.

just plain 1/2” water pipe painted black is the way I’m going.

have you googled “pot hanger images” yet ???

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#2 posted 07-01-2018 03:58 PM

boston_guy,

Not as elegant as the designs shown by John Smith, but perhaps stronger and cheaper alternatives may be found by browsing the plumbing section at a home center. It might yield hardware that will meet your requirements. Specifically, looking at the various in stock pipe hangers could allow for flexible and strong supports for rods on which pots, pans, and various other items could attach.

For example, a ceiling hanger plate for supporting pipes can accept a steel rod.

The ceiling hanger plate can be screwed to the shelf support and a rod threaded into the ceiling hanger plate. Locktite would keep the threaded rod from coming loose and a piece of snug-fitting Tygon tubing or black rubber tubing could be slipped over the threaded rod, giving the rod on which items are hung some grip while protecting hung items from the threads. The threaded rod can be cut to whatever length is needed.

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#3 posted 07-03-2018 04:34 PM

John Smith,

I really love both of your racks! I’ve been pondering how I could incorporate them into my pantry but I just don’t have the space. If I tried to install a rack I’d lose shelf space.

I even considered installing a rack toward the bottom of the pantry, under the 3rd shelve but I think this would look weird.

Instead, I’m considering simply screwing in 2 tarp hooks under the top shelve (a Good Samaritan gave me the suggestion):

https://www.tractorsupply.com/tsc/product/national-hardware-n220-574-2053-tarp-rope-hook-zinc-plated?cm_vc=-10005

JBrow,

Your suggestion was also good but I have the same problem: space.

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#4 posted 07-03-2018 08:35 PM

BG – glad you got it figured out.
also, people don’t realize there is a lot of useable space behind the door,
if it doesn’t meet the shelves, for hangers, small shelves, spice racks, etc.
“installing a rack toward the bottom of the pantry, under the 3rd shelf would look weird”.
but – it will only look weird while the door is open. (out of sight ~ out of mind).

personally, I would investigate moving the two bottom shelves up to accommodate a 4th shelf
and add some pot/pan hangers on the back of the door.

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#5 posted 07-03-2018 09:17 PM

Go to Lowes, ( https://www.lowes.com/pl/Garage-storage-hooks-Garage-organization-Storage-organization/4294415648 ) they have all kinds of garage hooks.

Here is a ladder hook that might work good.

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#6 posted 07-16-2018 02:44 AM

JS,

I appreciate your great feedback.

There’s a big problem with the door, however. It’s a folding door. You cannot see this from the photo.

In terms of moving the shelves up, it’s a great idea but it would entail repainting the whole pantry because the space behind the current shelving wood is another color.

Another alternative would be installing some kind of pot hanger outside the pantry, next to the microwave and the cabinet above it. But this is a narrower space. I’ll take a photo tomorrow (when there’s natural light) so that you can see what I’m talking about.

Again, really appreciate your feedback.


BG – glad you got it figured out.
also, people don t realize there is a lot of useable space behind the door,
if it doesn t meet the shelves, for hangers, small shelves, spice racks, etc.
“installing a rack toward the bottom of the pantry, under the 3rd shelf would look weird”.
but – it will only look weird while the door is open. (out of sight ~ out of mind).

personally, I would investigate moving the two bottom shelves up to accommodate a 4th shelf
and add some pot/pan hangers on the back of the door.

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- John Smith


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#7 posted 07-16-2018 02:47 AM

jbay,

Thanks for that Lowes link. It will come handy after I confirm that there’s no realistic way to install a pot hanger along the lines that John Smith is suggesting.


Go to Lowes, ( https://www.lowes.com/pl/Garage-storage-hooks-Garage-organization-Storage-organization/4294415648 ) they have all kinds of garage hooks.

Here is a ladder hook that might work good.

- jbay


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#8 posted 07-16-2018 12:57 PM

Boston Guy – I too had a bi-folding door on my small pantry when I bought
this current (1957) house. I still have a lot of work to do on it. But, the first thing
I did was to screw battens across the middle hinged part so it would not
be a bi-fold door anymore and converted to a left hand hinged door that
has magnetic catches in a few places to keep the door closed.
This is a total renovation project house to flip and the pantry is low on the
priority list for now. My plan is to put two pull-out tall skinny drawers (shelves?)
to hold canned goods and the larger items will go on the horizontal shelves
and some things will hang on the back of the door.
[just another option of skinning the cat]

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#9 posted 07-16-2018 10:57 PM

Hi JS,

This is my pantry door so that you know what I’m talking about:

And this is the area outside my pantry (to the left of my microwave and a cabinet) that I’m curious as to whether I can install some kind of pot rack. The area is 14 3/8 inches (1 foot, 3 inches) by 44 inches (3 feet, 8 inches):

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#10 posted 07-17-2018 01:16 AM

Food for thought… http://lumberjocks.com/projects/222138

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#11 posted 07-21-2018 10:04 PM

hairy,

I like the strips of wood on the ceiling that act as pot holders.

1) Do you know what they’re called?

2) My ceiling height is 7 feet and 8 inches. Do you think it’s high enough for a pot holder?

JS,

You’re a very creative guy. I like how you converted your bi-fold door. With me, however, I prefer mine to be a bi-fold because of space limitations.


Food for thought… http://lumberjocks.com/projects/222138

- hairy


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