Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Simple and Easy Skillet Rack!

I wanted to display my cast iron skillet collection in our kitchen for a couple of different reasons. 1. If you have a collection of something, it makes sense to display it, and 2. Cast iron is really heavy and it makes it hard to pull out of a cabinet! I posted a few inspiration photos here, but I'll remind you of my vision from that post.

I love the simplicity of it as well as it's easy access!

To re-create it, I found some 4 foot 2x6s in the garage. (In the interest of full disclosure, this was originally going to be a pallet project, but after fighting with the pallet for nearly 2 hours just to have nearly all the boards break, I decided against it. You can find the aftermath in the right hand corner of this photo.) 

The boards were already cut to that length because Jared used them in one of his car audio projects. I wanted them to have a darker look, so I stained them with some leftover stain. I was hoping to get it to a color close to the hoosier cabinet's wood since they were going to be mounted right next to the cabinet.

Jared made sure to find the studs since heavy skillets were going to be hanging from the boards. (I found a stud! Hint: it's Jared! lol) He used the longer screws to anchor the boards to the studs and the smaller screws to hang the skillets from.

Once he finished hanging the first board, we measured a little over a foot below the first board and hung the second. We decided where we wanted each skillet to go, left a little room for new additions in the future and VOILA! A skillet rack! Cue a million skillet rack photos.

We chose to hang the skillets from screws so that if we ever wanted to rearrange the layout or add a larger skillet to the top, we could just unscrew it and shift everything down. The only exception in the flat "skillet" on the top right. The hole in the handle was too skinny for a screw, so we used a concrete nail.

I love how this turned out. It's so simple, and now my skillets aren't sitting in a pile on my stove! I used to store them in a cabinet, but I almost sprained my wrist trying to get them out every time! This is so much easier!


  1. I love this and I'm stealing your idea. Thanks for the inspiration and all the pictures!!

    1. Thanks, anon! I'm actually working on a post about more cast iron storage to post today, so I hope you enjoy it as well!


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