Published on February 4th, 2010 | by Jules Yap


Bathroom shelves into a pot rack

A massive pot rack from Dave.

“I built a pot rack from Ikea bathroom shelves. Took 2 shelves, assembled them, flip them upside down, build a oak box around them, fasten them to oak frame with both a screw in the lower flange (what would have been the top flange).

Also added a top and bottom brace inside the oak frame for support, then attach to the ceiling with eyebolts into the ceiling joists attached to wire and turnbuckles. It was a great simple project. I added the Ikea hooks to hang pots underneath as well.”

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Jules Yap

"I am Jules, the engine behind IKEAHackers and the one who keeps this site up and running. My mission is to capture all the wonderful, inspiring, clever hacks and ideas for our much loved IKEA items".

14 Responses to Bathroom shelves into a pot rack

  1. I would say looks a bit too flimsy plus reminds me of a drying rack… I prefer the ones that look like monorails. Have one of those in my kitchen. Looks cool but not too functional.

  2. Likely
    Maybe two of them side-by-side. I don’t know about the oak part though

  3. Madeline says:

    Wow! I am impressed. I have seen several homemade pot racks and yours looks great! I love pot racks, they help save cabinet space and add decor to the kitchen. Take a look at the wide variety of pot racks that are available for any kitchen size or style.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Seems like a big rack :-)
    The shelves look like Grundtal

  5. Wetlands says:

    great pot rack. I would also like to know what shelves were used.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Any idea what shelves he used? and what did he use for the bars inside the rack?

  7. Murano Glass says:

    I just got warned. I have to re write my whole sentence again. Anyways, I’m just saying that it’s a good idea and concept doing that because not only it gives a purpose it also saved Mother Earth by recycling.

  8. Great way to save space! How did you make sure it is securely attached to the ceiling? I have never tried to attach anything to the ceiling so far, concerned that it will eventually fall off some day..

  9. DJinny says:

    Well done! and a good idea!

  10. Robj98168 says:

    Very Nice- much nicer than mine!

    Hey Jules- Since this site is so inspirational to me I nominated You and all the Hackers for a kreativ blogger award!

  11. Anonymous says:

    It would be nice if you gave us a direct link do the shelves.

  12. tina_6500 says:

    I like this, it looks like it was made like that!

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