Published on April 25th, 2011 | by Jules Yap


Shortened pot rack

Materials: Bygel rails, Grundtal hooks, pine planks, L brackets

Description: For 10 years, my Grundtal wall shelf served me well, holding all my pots and pans within easy reach while cooking. When my husband and I downsized to a much smaller apartment (and kitchen!), I realized that there was no place for it.

The space that I had to work with was only 2 feet wide – much narrower than the smallest of the Grundtal wall shelves. I had to improvise.

Using some shelves that I had built a year ago out of L brackets and stained pine boards, I simply attached three Bygel rails to the bottom, and hung the Grundtal hooks from the rails.

It’s a simple hack, but the result is super. I have quick access to all of my pots and pans, saving much needed cabinet space!

~ Charity, Los Angeles

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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".

4 Responses to Shortened pot rack

  1. AKAlicious says:

    Thanks for posting this! I was just thinking to myself, “I wonder if I could use Bygel rails and S-hooks as a cheapie pot rack…” because of _my_ new kitchen configuration! Glad to know it can handle the weight and looks good. I’m going to be installing the rails directly onto a wall so it won’t be as slick looking without a wood shelf/extender (we don’t have the horizontal space, our kitchen is built for a skinny giant!), but I too am SO looking forward to getting my cabinet and stove-top space back!!!

  2. Anonymous says:

    Looking at that last picture, I can’t help but think you would save more space by stacking. I always thought that hanging pots was best used when there is a surplus of space(both physical and visual).

    But I guess it saves you time trying to find the right pot…

    • Anonymous says:

      Whens pans are stacked, it’s very annoying (and noisy) to have to rearrange and dig through the pile when you regularly use the pans to cook. Hanging pots are great for quick access. This looks pretty great to me!

  3. Reminds me of what I did for my closet. I screwed the same Bygel rails into my ceiling and use the hooks to hang my purses from. No more need for shelf space and they are up and out of the way.

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