Published on August 1st, 2012 | by Jules Yap


Hanging Pot Rack Hack

Article # 902.023.72 Buckla Handle (585mm) / 2 pack $19.99
Article # 301.110.87 Lamplig Trivet $12.00
some 1-1/2″ x ¾” strips of fir lumber 2 @ 11″ and 2 @ 23″
Assorted screws, glue, varnish, etc.
Saw, drill, screwdriver hammer, chisel

Description: I thought Ikea would have hanging pot racks (for the ceiling), but they didn’t. So since I was already in Ikea, I thought I could buy enough components there to make some… Turns out I could. I’m pretty happy about these… My first Ikea hack.

The Buckla handles come with a template for hole spacing, but you’ll have to figure out where to drill the holes for the trivet, since there are small variations from trivet to trivet. I placed the trivet on the wood and gave each rod a slight tap, leaving a dimple on the wood, where the holes needed to be. That worked really well for me.

Cast iron pots and pans weigh an awful lot, so when you are assembling this, it is probably a good idea to make sure everything is well fitted and glued and screwed. Don’t need them falling apart!

~ Mark Reynolds, Churchill, Manitoba, Canada

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Jules Yap

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17 Responses to Hanging Pot Rack Hack

  1. courtalones says:

    This is awesome! I like it much better than the expensive one – and even acting as the shelf for the rarely used items. Thank you for the share!

  2. Demerei says:

    Nice racks! What kind of hardware did you use to attach them to the ceiling? Did you attach the chain to the cooling rack or the wood frame?

  3. Hal Legere says:

    Searched Buckla on IKEA site and no results do they still have these? or similar.

  4. Hangingpot says:

    Looks like you DIY-ed everything in your kitchen. Did you also make the spice racks too?

  5. Anonymous says:

    yes, BUT all the pots and stuff that you have hanging there will get sticky and greasy in no time. Bad idea IMHO.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Awesome idea! What is covering the wall behind the stove?

  7. Alison says:

    Love it! Do you think this could be anchored to a wall instead of the ceiling?

  8. Anonymous says:

    Love it! Clean your stove though, ya pig.

  9. Anonymous says:

    Really, really, nice. I wince at the prices of the ‘store bought’ pot racks, too!

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  11. Anonymous says:

    Great idea. I used to live near Churchill in Shamattawa. Don’t tell me that they actually have an Ikea in Churchill??

  12. Beate says:

    This looks very good. It’s a funny kitchen place anyway. Such place with the windows above the stove you can never find in Germany!! Love it.

  13. That came out great! I love it.

  14. Anonymous says:

    Wow. Great idea.

  15. Anonymous says:

    Nicer looking than what Ikea sells. Nice job.

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