Monday, April 6 - Dowel rod pot rack


Posted on August 15, 2009 at 2:08 PM

Updated Friday, Aug 21 at 2:51 PM

Dowel rod pot rack by Teresa Follmer with Home Depot


(20) ¼" x 1/8" x 2" stainless u bolts

(10) 1 ¼" x 48" dowel rods

(2) 1 3/8"x36: flat plate slotted strips

(6) 1 3/8"x36: flat plate slotted strips

(80)¼" quick link

6" to 7" of chain, size may vary


chink link fence ties

optional materials: for stained for painted finish

metal spray paint

wood finish stain

paper towels


Place one 48" slotted strip on the top of three 36" slotted strips and use one of the 2: ubolts to connect them together to one end.

For the u bolts, put the nuts and washerons on first, then place into the holes of the slotted strips, and use washers and nuts on the bottom to secure together.

Once the first end is secured, bend the 48" slotted strip into an arch and secure the other end of the slotted strips together with another u bolt.

Attach an additional 5 u bolts across the top of the metal arched strip and the last 3 u bolts to the straighten strips, counting 7 to8 holes in between the u bolts. Make sure the u bolts on both ends are equally spaced.

Repeat steps 1 to 4 to create the second side of the pot rack.

If a painted finish is desired use a metal spray paint on the finished end arches.

Lightly sand the dowel rods to remove any imperfections and stain to the desired color. This is optional.

Slide each dowel rod into each u bolt on one side of the arched metal end and tighten the ¼"nuts to secure. Repeat this for the opposite side.

Use a hammer to tap the quick links on the eye bolt and secure the eye bolts into the arches for hanging.

Measure the distance to ceiling to determine the length of chain needed for hanging.

Use a stud finder to find studs for hanging additional eye bolts into ceiling and use additional quick links to attach chain

Bend chain link fence ties to create the hooks for hanging your pots and pans.