Q:

How do I make a hanging kitchen utensil rack?

A:

To make a hanging utensil rack for your kitchen, you need a few basic materials. Obtain a metal rod in the size you desire, brackets, installation hardware, an electric drill/screwdriver, a measuring tape, a level and some S-hooks.

  1. Measure the pieces

    Determine the length for your utensil rack, and cut the metal rod to fit. Many hardware stores can cut the rod when you purchase it if you don't have the tools to do it yourself. Mark the places on the wall where you will install the brackets. You may want to use a stud finder and screw the brackets into the studs for additional strength. Use a level to ensure that the everything is even. If you want to paint or apply a finish to the rod, do that now and allow it to dry before moving on to the next step.

  2. Install the brackets and rod

    Use a drill to make pilot holes for each of the screws. Then, hold the bracket in place and screw it securely into the wall. Once both brackets have been installed, set the rod in place.

  3. Hang the utensils

    Use S-hooks to hang utensils from the rack. If you wish to hang utensils that don't have holes for the S-hooks, try drilling a small hole in the handle using an appropriate drill bit for the material. You can make the hole large enough for the hook to fit through, or make a small hole and thread a loop of cord through it.


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