Friday, November 29, 2013

Hang A Ceiling Pot Rack

When kitchen cupboard space begins to grow thin, you must search for additional storage solutions. One elegant and functional choice is a ceiling-mounted rack for holding your assorted pots and pans. Like any wall or ceiling-mounted storage option, the most difficult task is installation, but with the right tools and a little know-how, you can hang a ceiling pot rack. Does this Spark an idea?


1. Locate a convenient place to hang your ceiling pot rack. Ideally, the rack should be close to where you do most of your cooking. Choose a hanging site near your oven, at a place where it can be easily reached. Consider whether or not the hanging site will obstruct the view of another area or reduce your ability to get to other ingredients or equipment.

2. Find ceiling joists from which to hang the ceiling pot rack. Considering the weight of most pots and pans, simply supporting the ceiling rack in the plaster will not suffice. Run a stud finder along the ceiling in your hanging site to look for the joists, waiting for the beep or light flash to indicate a joist.

3. Drill pilot holes into the ceiling. Pilot holes will make the installation easier by providing a guide and a start for your screw installation. Measure on the ceiling how far apart you want to install the hanging points and mark the holes. Drill the pilot holes into the marks with a power drill, making the hole no larger than the chain supports.

4. Hang the chains from the ceiling. Screw the chain supports into your pilot holes, allowing the length of the screw to sink into the joist. Adjust the length of the chains as desired and hang them from the supports.

5. Hang the ceiling pot rack from the chains. With the chains secure and at their proper length, you can safely hang the pot rack. Connect the chains to the rack support.

6. Test the height of the pots when hanging from the rack. Remove the pots if you need to readjust the chain to achieve the desired height.

Tags: ceiling rack, hanging site, ceiling rack, chain supports, Drill pilot