After an eternity of dealing with a closet with a big mess of pots & pans, I decided it was time to solve that problem once and for all.

Being, in the tradition of my favorite kinetic sculptor, Jean Tinguely, a bricoleur, the plan was to use objects I found around the house to make something useful. So, with an afternoon, a plank of wood and a couple of bits from Ikea I had lying around, I went to work. The chain, nuts & bolts I sourced from a local hardware store.

Step 1: What I used...

In addition to the leftover stair tread I found in the garage, I used the following hardware:
  • 2x IKEA GRUNDTAL Rail, 20 3/4"
  • 4x Screw Eyelet, 5/16-18
  • 4x Bolt Eyelet, 1/4-20
  • 4x Nylock Nut, 1/4-20
  • 10ft. Light Duty Chain
<p>Very nice Instructable! Well done! Thanks for sharing!</p>
<p>this is gorgeous!</p>
Thanks! Glad you like it. I was going to shorten the chains a little bit, but my bro-in-law said he liked the "punk rock" look, so it's staying. :)
<p>Been looking to make one of these. Except only a slimmer version. Do need one. Great instructable though.</p>
<p>Wow....useful one for every home :)</p>
<p>Nice idea and straight implementation. Will show to my wife: she need something similar. (And thank you for commenting my project BTW). </p>
<p>Good one - I used a similar method. I used 2 old timber bedrails (beautiful close grained coachwood) and a length of 1&quot; dowel to create the rack. Butchers hooks chains and magnetic knife racks came from the local hardware shop. </p><p>The missus was rapt. </p>
<p>Very awesome. The gif at the end is a nice touch. I've been thinking about making one for the last year now so thanks for putting a fire under my butt.</p>
<p>Thanks! As one often hears, "necessity is the mother of invention". </p>
<p>LUV THIS!!! make more things please...! </p>
Love it
<p>You make it look so easy! thanks for sharing!</p><p>sunshiine</p>

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