How to Make a Wall Mounted Pot Rack Grid

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  • 2-8 hours
  • Intermediate
  • 25-200
What You'll Need
Barbecue grill rack
Steel box frame
2 Thin metal strips
Metal bending tool
Soldering iron
S-Shaped hooks
Drill (and metal drill bit)
Lock or wire cutters

A wall mounted pot rack grid is similar to a hanging pot rack grid. This is because a hanging pot rack grid only differs from a wall mounted pot rack grid in that they use different brackets for mounting. Other than that, the process for making a wall mounted pot rack is identical for a hanging pot rack.

This how-to article will discuss the steps, tools and materials needed to make a wall mounted pot rack for your kitchen.

Step 1 - Cut and Fasten the Grill Rack

Take the lock or wire cutters and cut the grill rack in order to shape it to fit over the steel frame. After you complete the cut, take the grill rack, and using a soldering iron and solder, fasten the rack to the frame. Run a bead of the solder and carefully, heat the solder along the front, back and side of the steel metal frame. This will form the grid for your wall mounted pot rack that is ready for the wall mounts to be installed.

Step 2 - Attach the Mounts to the Wall Mounted Pot Rack Grid

wall mounted pot rack

Next, you need to attach the two thin pieces of metal to the front of the pot rack grid to ready it for mounting to the wall. Before attaching the metal strips to the steel frame you need to use the metal bender to shape it as a mount. Bend the strip at a 45 degree angle, leaving a one to 1-1/2 inch flat section at the top and bottom of the strips. Drill holes into the front corners of the grid and into the top and bottom of the metal strips. Use screws and wing nuts to attach the metal strips.

Step 3 - Mount the Pot Rack Grid to the Wall

Once you have completed the installation of the mounts to the front of the pot rack grid, drill holes in the wall where the pot rack will be mounted. Fasten the pot rack to the wall using screws and a screwdriver, making sure the holes have been drilled into the wall studs to make sure they hold the pot rack securely in place. The completes the process for building your wall mounted pot rack grid.