Have you ever noticed how pots and pans tend to breed behind the closed door of a cupboard? You’ll go in there to find a frying pan, and spend the next five minutes shuffling your nested pots around to get the one you need. That’s the beauty of a hanging potholder. Not only does it free up space in your cupboard, it also makes it very easy to grab the item you want.
Hanging potholders are very cheap and easy to make, and completely customizable. You can make them any shape and size you want, especially if you can weld. If you don’t have access to a welder, you’ll probably want to use either lumber or a different type of metal (one that is easier to bolt together). Make a design that fits your kitchen, or follow these ultra-simple instructions to have one like ours.
48” of 2″ x 1/8″ thick steel bar
30” of 1″ x 1/8″ thick steel bar
Chain (good for 200lbs of weight)
2x lag screw or hook, if needed (see step 2)
Galvanized steel wire (10 or 12 gauge)
Metal primer and paint
Welder (and welding tools)