Credits :

   This Hidden kitchen Lid Aid  is based on Jayefuu's excellent  two lid holster instructable.

   I had to make very quickly ( while my wife went dog walking with a friend ) and still be
   completely removable in case of here unappreciative response

   While I am not moving out soon, if ever.     
   I have a wonderful wife  and It is she,
   who will decide  IF this pan lid hanger is a good idea for her kitchen.

Fun :

 For me it is the fun and simplicity of making this lid cradle hanger
 which was done faster then the time spent to take pictures documenting it.

Step 1: Step 1: Material and Tools

Picture of Step 1:  Material and Tools
  • a screwdriver
  • a pair of small pliers
  • a solid metal block
  • an old rotary tool grinder
  • a metal cutting disc

  • a single length of 3/32" iron welding rod

Step 2: Step 2: Hang it Up .. Right

Picture of Step 2:  Hang it Up .. Right
Attaching the Rod to the Cabinet Screw :

  1.  After hand bending the the center Rod dip.
        ( See First Picture )

  2.  Use the pliers to make the eye loop for the lower 6-32 cabinet handle screw.
        ( See Second Picture )

  3.  A best estimate for length dimensions based  on the cabinet door will do,
       worst case start another Rod or straighten and re bend the Rod.

  4.  The metal cutting disc works very well to trim the Rod to a clean end.
         ( Look Close at Picture )

  5.   Attach the Rod eye to the lower cabinet handle screw.
         ( Last Two Pictures )

Step 3: Step 3: Hang it Up .. Left

Picture of Step 3:  Hang it Up .. Left
Attaching the Rod to the Left Top Hinge :

  1.  While you undo the top left Hinge  SUPPORT THE  DOOR  to avoid damaging the bottom Hinge !!
         ( See Second Picture )

  2.  As before, eyeball the length of Rod needed to hang the Lid knob evenly.

  3.  Now make a sharp right angle bend with the Rod pointing into the cavity

  4.  Use the router and metal cutting disc to gouge out a sloping slot in the wood for the Rod to fit under the hinge.
         ( See Pictures )

  5.  Also cut and trim the hook Rod right angle edge about 1/8" long and see it fits well into the slot.

  6.  Then simply tighten the hinge over the Rod.
         ( See Second to Last Picture )

Step 4: Step 4 : Standoff the Rod Shape

Picture of Step 4 :  Standoff  the  Rod  Shape
Hanger Shape :

 This 3/32" welding Rod has just enough stiffness to be able to stand away from door wall on its own.
   ( See First Picture )

 Simply pull to bend the Rod out from the door.

 Pushing the Rod back against the door using a thick pen or marker as a fulcrum
  This will bring a section of the Rod closer to the cabinet door.

 Adjust it in and out far enough so that a single hand can easily slip a glass lid into place.

 Repeat on the inside of other cupboard doors,  for as many pan lids as you need!

 Now enjoy your new found storage  :-)
Goodhart2 years ago
Now all I need is the ability to do this with 30 lids and only 8 cabinate doors :-)
iceng (author)  Goodhart2 years ago
See what Jayefuu did with THREE per door !!
Goodhart iceng2 years ago
hmmm, I'd need bigger doors. :-)
iceng (author)  Goodhart2 years ago
Or smaller pot lids ;-D
Goodhart iceng2 years ago
One of these days I may be buying single serve pots....so who knows?
lime3D2 years ago
I can tell you from experience that this works great. My mom did this to her cabinents 50 years ago.
iceng (author)  lime3D2 years ago
Thanks for your comment :)
Jayefuu2 years ago
Excellent upgrade Alex! I went straight to my new kitchen to see if this would work in there but my door handles and hinges aren't on the same level :(
iceng (author)  Jayefuu2 years ago
Thanks for the compliment

That 3/32" Rod is stiff enough to work with different levels of attachments.

And if you feel you need a more robust Rod they are available in 4/32 ==> 1/8" diameter !
Jayefuu Jayefuu2 years ago
Oooo I just thought of another improvement! Going to have to publish this one, thanks for the inspiration.
Orngrimm2 years ago
Now i am ashamed that didnt come to mind earlier. SURE! It is sooo logic and simple nobody seemed to think about it.
Thats how an 'ible should be: Simple, genious, practical!
Thanks a lot!
Gathering materials for that next week.
iceng (author)  Orngrimm2 years ago
Thanks for the very nice comment.

That was my very thinking when I saw Jayefuu's excellent version of trebuchet's pot lid  organizer.

My add was no change to the attachment using the only available hardware..
bajablue2 years ago
This is pure genius, iceng... and practical, too. I'll definitely incorporate this idea in my new kitchen. Thank you!!!
iceng (author)  bajablue2 years ago
Thanks greatly for the very nice comments.
I bet there is a welding shop near you, even in Baja.
A hanger would also work but might rust  with time.
bajablue iceng2 years ago
Hubby has a welder, so I'm assuming he has the rods to work with it. I think we're all good!!!
iceng (author)  bajablue2 years ago
onrust2 years ago
Awesome use of dead space. Makes me wonder what else could be hung there.
iceng (author)  onrust2 years ago
Thanks there are another style of Pan Lids I am presently working on .
ChrysN2 years ago
Nice storage idea! Does she like it?
iceng (author)  ChrysN2 years ago
Well I don't  have to remove the install and she does like that I cleaned the cabinet for the photos.

Thank you :-)
onrust iceng2 years ago
Hey, a win win deal for her. Well done
iceng (author)  ChrysN2 years ago
She used it today and just now came to my blog desk just to tell my she Does Like using it  !!!  :-)
in a very friendly manner.
My ambition was to please her before her BornDay which is text two  weeks
using this working ible be a valentine peasant of our relationship..

Anyway the answer is YES :)
ChrysN iceng2 years ago
Well done!!
WWC2 years ago
Good use of normally unused space.
iceng (author)  WWC2 years ago
Wow your fast and thank you..