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...
- 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
Step 2: Pre-Drilling and Mounting the Rails
I got started by assembling the rails, checking the length of the screws I had lying around for length (to ensure I wouldn't punch all the way through my plank) and marked them off.
As you can see, I predrilled the holes with my drill press and prepped them for the next step.
Step 3: The hanging eyelets
Because the eyelets were closed, I put them one by one in the vise and bent them open so that I could hang the whole business from the lengths of chain.
After that was complete, I screwed the GRUNDTAL rails into the plank, completing the pot rack.