17 Homemade Hanging Pot Rack Plans You Can DIY Easily

Hanging pot racks are a great way to bring farmhouse charm to any kitchen. But if you’re buying one on the high street, they can be expensive. So why not make one yourself instead?

17 Homemade Hanging Pot Rack Plans You Can DIY Easily
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We’ve found 17 DIY hanging pot rack plans to walk you through the process. It’s not as tricky as you might think!

So if you’re ready to give it a go, just choose one of these simple guides. You’ll soon be on your way to creating a beautiful, homemade hanging pot rack!

1. How to Make a Hanging Pot Rack – The Home Depot

This video from Home Depot shows you how to make an attractive hanging pot rack. The whole project should take about 45 minutes. The video starts with a list of essential and optional materials, plus all the tools you’ll need. It’s less than 5 minutes long, so everything is shown at a fair old pace. But each step is described clearly, with close-up filming so you can see what to do. The finished product provides lots of storage for your pans.


2. Make a Wooden Pot Rack

Make a Wooden Pot Rack

This website article provides a detailed step-by-step guide to making a hanging pot rack. This one is made from wood, with a simple but smart ladder design. There’s a list of all the materials and tools you’ll need at the beginning, then it’s onto the directions. Each of the 15 steps are set out simply, with lots of photographs to help you follow along. And there are optional extra steps for those who are more confident woodworkers.

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3. How to Make a DIY Rustic Pot Rack Using Leftover Pieces of Wood

In this video, Rachael Ray and friends demonstrate an ultra-simple design for a hanging pot rack that doubles as a shelf. All you’ll need is a couple of pieces of scrap wood and a towel rail. There aren’t any detailed instructions here, but it’s such a straightforward design, it’s easy to follow without them. The video is only a minute long, so it’s best for getting inspiration.


4. Easy Hanging Pan Rack

Easy Hanging Pan Rack

If you’re looking for a pan rack that’s super-simple to put together, this could be the plan for you! It shows you how to make a strong and effective rack in just three simple steps. And there’s lots of advice on customizing the design so it will fit perfectly in your kitchen. You’ll get a full list of parts and plenty of photographs too.

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5. DIY Pot Rack for Under $50!

If you’re looking for a cost-effective design, check out this video from LemonadeMom. It starts by showing each of the parts, purchased from stores Home Depot and Target. They’re even shown inside and outside their packaging, so you know exactly what to look for. And it explains how to get a custom size to fit into your kitchen. The finished rack is a wall-mounted design, so you won’t have to worry about hitting your head on the pans!


6. How to Make a Pot Rack from Copper Pipe

How to Make a Pot Rack from Copper Pipe

This guide creates a striking pot rack from very inexpensive materials. All you’ll need is some large-diameter copper tubing, a tubing cutter, an electric screwdriver and drill, and a 1/8-inch drill bit. The result is a pot rack with bags of Victorian style. Each easy step is illustrated with plenty of photographs. This is a project that can be tackled by anyone, from beginner to expert.

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7. Hanging Pot Rack – Make Your Kitchen a Foodie’s Heaven!

If you’re into woodworking, this video shows a plan for a very smart pot rack. You’ll need more power tools for this one, and it’s a more complicated design. But if the idea of chamfering doesn’t have you breaking into a sweat, this is a great plan. And there’s a link below the video to detailed technical drawings, so you can follow every step exactly. Cat lovers will enjoy presenter Steve getting some typically unhelpful input from a feline friend too!


8. How to Make a DIY Pot Rack Made from Pipes Purchased from a Home Supply  Store

How to Make a DIY Pot Rack Made from Pipes Purchased from a Home Supply  Store

This guide shows you how to put together a very simple pot rack that looks great. It’s made from pipes you could buy at any hardware store, so it’s cheap too. It’s mounted on the wall, and there are useful hints on making it the right length for easy installation. There are plenty of photographs so you can see how it fits together. And although the directions aren’t separated into individual steps, they’re still easy to follow.

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9. How to Make a Hanging Pot and Pan Rack

This video shows Dave the Woodworker putting together a professional-looking pot and pan rack. He shows every step of the build, making it look easy. And there’s useful advice on how to hide the screws for a smart finish. Details of the tools and materials used to make the pot rack are included in the information below the video.


10. DIY Idea: Make a Rustic Copper Pipe Pot Rack

DIY Idea Make a Rustic Copper Pipe Pot Rack

This is another very easy plan using copper tubing. The blog suggests stacking more than one rack on a wall for an original look. A photo shows the results, and we think it looks great. There are also different suggestions for attaching the flanges to the tubing, depending on what equipment you have to hand. And there’s a clever idea for minimizing the chances of the copper getting dinged.

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11. Simple DIY Kitchen Clutter Solution!

This is a great plan for people with all levels of DIY skills. The main video is only 5 minutes long, but there are links to other resources for anyone who needs more guidance. If you’ve never made a mitre cut, for example, just follow the link to the separate video. All the tools and equipment you need are shown at the beginning. To make life easier, there are links to online suppliers in the details underneath. This one also shows different techniques to stain the wood.


12. Hang ’Em Up – With this Space Saving Pot Rack

Hang ’Em Up – With this Space Saving Pot Rack

This guide shows you how to construct a wooden pot rack that will look great in any kitchen. It’s very easy to follow, suggesting alternative materials depending on the look you want to achieve. Each step is described in detail. Those who don’t like lots of text may find that some paragraphs are rather long. But it means you don’t have to puzzle over exactly what is meant. And there’s a large, clear photo to illustrate every stage of the build.

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13. Hanging Pot Rack/ Wood Grid Made From Dados

This pot rack uses a grid made of red oak and held together by dados and wood glue. It’s a clever design, but it’s best attempted by more confident DIYers. A table saw sled is used to ensure the dados are evenly spaced, and some expensive tools are used. With this one, you’ll get to see the rack installed from above – helpful if your kitchen ceiling is directly below an attic.  The finished product provides tonnes of storage space too.


14. Construct a Copper Pipe Pot Rack

Construct a Copper Pipe Pot Rack

This plan uses a traditional ceiling-mounted design, but with copper pipes instead of wood. The result is a distinctive rack that would look great in a period home. And it won’t cost a lot of money or require expensive tools to make. Construction is broken down into easy steps, each with a large photograph so you can see what’s going on. And there’s lots of good advice on health and safety at every stage.

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15. DIY: Hidden Pullout Wooden Pot and Pan Hanger

This brilliant video from Dad&Son DIY shows how to make a pot and pan hanger that can fit inside a cupboard. It’s a great way of keeping your pots organised. And if you have lower ceilings, you won’t have to worry about hitting your head on a pan! The video walks you through the design at the outset, so you can get an overview of the project. It then shows you what to do, step by step. Finally, there’s a list of equipment, plus free downloadable plans, in the details beneath the video.


16. A Copper Pot Rack Cheap & Easy

A Copper Pot Rack Cheap & Easy

If you’re looking for a quick and easy plan, this one could be perfect! It shows you how to make a wall-mounted pan rack in less than 30 minutes. And it costs about the same as two cups of artisan coffee, making it easy on your wallet too. There are lists of materials and tools at the start, so you can make sure you have everything you need. And each simple step has a photograph to guide you through the build.

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17. Industrial Hanging Cast Iron Pan Rack

If you’ve got cast iron pans to hang, you’ll need a rack that’s strong enough to take the weight. This plan shows you how to build something that will fit the bill. Fast forward through the first minute or so. (It takes you along a road to the “Tiny House”, home of the different projects by YouTuber Tiny Sean.) Once you’re past that, you’ll get a helpful explanation of the different parts you’ll need. Sean shows you each one as he puts the rack together. This is another wall-mounted design, and you’ll also see how to install it.


Ready to Make Your Hanging Pot Rack?

We hope you’ve found the perfect plan to guide you through making your pot rack! Whatever your level of DIY skills, there’s a design out there to match!

A pot rack will free up lots of lovely cupboard space for other things. And it can make a real style statement in your kitchen.

We hope you enjoy your next project!

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