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How To Make A Pot Rack Hanger Out of Copper

You will love this easy DIY project to make a pot rack hanger out of copper—a budget-friendly way to display vintage copper collections.

I have collected vintage copper pots and pans for several years and needed a pot rack hanger to display the collection.

Finally, I realized where I could add the hanger and decided that copper pipe would work great.

This is one of the easiest DIY projects and is also budget-friendly.

If you have limited space for a pot rack hanger, this may also be a solution for you.


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Where Can You Install A Pot Rack Hanger?

Depending on your space, there are several options.

One area is to add the pot rack hanger to an open wall area or over your cooktop.

Since you are using a copper pipe to make the pot hanger, the size can vary depending on your space.

Due to our limited wall space, I decided to add the hanger over our kitchen window. There is ample space for the copper pots to hang above the sink.

Brick Wall in Kitchen

I removed the farmhouse sign hanging on the brick wall to prepare the area.

Brick Wall - Add Pot Hanging Rack for Farmhouse Style Kitchen

How To Build A Pot Rack Hanger for Copper Pots

First, determine the length of copper pipe needed for your pot rack hanger. Mine is five feet long.

You will need three to four heavy-duty pad eyes, depending on the length of your hanger.

Supplies

The supply cost was only $40.00, which included the brass S optional hooks.

Supplies to make DIY Pot Hanging Rack for Vintage Copper Pots

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You can use decorative finials to dress up the copper pipe; however, since the installation is close to the ceiling, I opted to use simple copper caps for this project.

How To Attach Pad Eye Brackets to Ceiling

The first step to installing the pot rack hanger is to attach the pad eyes to the ceiling. For this project, we installed three eyes.

Tools Needed

Note: I didn’t want to drill holes in the brick wall, so attaching it to the ceiling was our best option.

Begin by using a cordless drill to drill pilot holes into the ceiling, being sure to hit studs. This was easy since the wood ceiling was installed with exposed nails.

However, if you are working with sheetrock, using a stud finder will help to locate the best placement of the pad eyes.

Drill Pilot Holes for pot rack

Next, attach the pad eyes with the included screws using a cordless drill.

Attach pad eyes for the pot rack

Once the pad eyes are installed, slide the copper pipe into the eyes. It’s that simple.

hooks for DIY Farmhouse style pot hanging rack

Hang Your Copper Pots and Accessories

Now for the fun part, you are ready to add your copper collection to the hanging pot rack.

S hooks to hang vintage copper pots on rack.

Use the brass S hooks to hang your collection and arrange it as you prefer.

I love how the vintage copper looks against the brick wall.

How to Make a Pot Hanging Rack with Copper Pipe to hang vintage copper pots.

The neutral kitchen is filled with warm tones for fall, and you can see the entire budget-friendly fall tour, which was photographed before the copper pot rack was installed.

Copper Pot collection hanging on brick wall with amber bottler for fall dccorating.

Although I’ve displayed the vintage copper pots around the kitchen, having them all together makes more of a statement.

Pot Hanging Rack for Copper Pot Collection.  French Country and Farmhouse Style Pot Rack

See 11 Ways To Add Vintage Charm to A Modern Kitchen for more decorating and collectible display options.

How to make a copper pot hanging rack using copper pipe and ceiling hooks.

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Make a pot rack hanger using copper pipe and ceiling hooks

carol

Sunday 16th of October 2022

Morning New to your website; really like the copper pot rack idea; now I can put our my collection (pots purchased when lived in Belgium many years ago). Thanks again

Rachel

Sunday 16th of October 2022

Carol, Thanks so much for stopping by. I'm so glad you found this helpful. I'm so glad to have you join me.

Kim | Shiplap and Shells

Saturday 15th of October 2022

This is just the best pot rack I have seen. And I love that its copper. I only wish I had more room in my kitchen. Love this Rachel.

Rachel

Sunday 16th of October 2022

Kim I love your pot rack as well. Thanks so much.

Thistlekeeping - Thistlewood Farm

Saturday 15th of October 2022

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CoCo

Wednesday 12th of October 2022

This looks straight out of the French countryside, Rachel! Wow, love this so much! It's super creative. You totally nailed it! Hugs, CoCo

Rachel

Sunday 16th of October 2022

CoCo, I'm happy with how it looks and thanks for your encouragement.

stacy

Sunday 9th of October 2022

LOVE this idea and want to do it here!

Rachel

Sunday 9th of October 2022

Stacy, It would great in your home.