••• Pot rack - recycled lumber, copper pipe, DIY copper hooks •••

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Project by Scott posted 02-10-2014 01:24 PM 8946 views 4 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this rack using 3/4” copper pipe and 4 gauge copper wire which you can find at the hardware store. One ten foot section of pipe is enough to make a good size rack, although I made this one a little smaller due to the size of the kitchen. The hooks were easy to make using the thick copper wire and the form that you see in the last photo. The wire bends relatively easily just using your hands. I had some picture hanging wire laying around here, so I used that to hang it on one side, just wrapping it around the pipe and the hooks in the ceiling. I mounted it to the studs in the wall so it wouldn’t be wiggling all around while you use it. I could’t line up the rack with studs in the ceiling so I used butterfly bolts in the plaster ceiling.

-- Scott in North Carolina

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#1 posted 02-10-2014 01:59 PM

Very cool! Nice job and thanks for posting the picture of the form you used!

-- Tommy

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#2 posted 02-10-2014 02:29 PM

Thanks Tommy, yes the form worked out well, and it creates a nice smooth bend.

-- Scott in North Carolina

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#3 posted 02-12-2014 01:42 AM

question, are you putting anything on the copper to reduce the patina formation or are you going to let it age naturally

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#4 posted 02-12-2014 03:07 AM

I left it natural, so it will age as it likes. We will see how that looks in time.

-- Scott in North Carolina

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#5 posted 02-14-2014 04:29 PM

Cool! Like the design especially the hooks, a great way to store and display cookwares. Great job!

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