Materials & Tools:
2 Drawer handles
1 Package of S-hooks
2 Identical scrap wood pieces (approximately 4" x 1")
2 Drywall screws and anchors
Measure the space on the wall where you plan on hanging the utensil rack and purchase the right size of drawer handles for your kitchen. We bought a 2-pack of 21 7/16” handles at Ikea for under $10 dlls.
Find drywall screws to fit your project. In this case they should be twice as long as the depth of the scrap wood piece plus the thickness of your drywall.
Step 1: Test the Vertical Distance Between Handles
Place a scrap piece of wood on each end and center it under the handle brackets. Verify with a square that rails are in a straight line. Mark the scrap wood with a pencil where the handle screws need to be.
Measure and make a third mark half way in between the two marks for each handle (fig. 2). This hole will be used to mount the rack to the wall.
Step 2: Drill Holes on Scrap Wood
Step 3: Install Handles on Scrap Wood
Step 4: Mount Utensil Rack on the Wall
Drill the holes in the wall where you marked with the pencil. Insert a wall anchor into each pre-drilled hole. Hold the utensil rack in place over the holes on the wall and screw the drywall screws into each of the holes through the scrap wood pieces.
Step 5: Adjust Hooks
In addition, the spatula had a thick handle and so the hook was to small for it. In this case we pulled it open with the pliers as well (fig 5).