Router Forums banner

1 - 8 of 8 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
67 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
A friend needed to have more cabinet space in her small kitchen so we decided to move her pots and pans to a space over her breakfast bar.

I used 1/2 by 1/2 aluminum bars to suspend the stretched octagonal fir rack. The bars are sandwiched inside two fir slats with matching dados and then pinned with brass rods. That joint is covered with a mahogany slat. The rack is biscuit jointed at the mitered corners and screwed to the support structure. The screw counterbores were then plugged with walnut plugs. The rack is bullnosed on top and bottom to allow the hooks to move.

The whole thing is mounted to ceiling joists with 3" screws near her skylight. It supports a lot of weight, so I made sure it was sturdy.

After looking at it off and on for a year, I think the rack should have been narrower. I have done several of these over the last few years but this is the only one I have pics of. I bent the hooks from 3/16 brass welding rod.

She's happy with it, so I am too......
 

Attachments

·
Registered
Joined
·
655 Posts
Nice work. Now your friend will have to keep her pots and pans spotless. This would be an impossible task in my home. :wacko:
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
23,786 Posts
Hi Max

Very nice head banger :) I wish I could put one in but I have a ex.fan right over the stove....I'm the cook,and the head pot and bottle washer that would save me a lot of time plus a great place to hang the short orders up...(2 eggs sunny side up with ham and browns ) :)

Nice job Max


========
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
67 Posts
Discussion Starter #6
Hi everyone,

Thanks for looking and commenting.

This unit hangs over her breakfast bar which is not used as such so no one walks under it. There is an issue with the door opening and hitting a pan occasionally, but there is a doorstop that prevents it from hitting the the bar or the rack. She has a fairly small kitchen with limited cabinet space so this has helped her a lot.

One-off designs usually have trade offs in one respect or another. I find the process of working thru those issues with the user to be enjoyable if you explain the options and limitations up front. That's not to say I haven't been bitten before. I once did a spiral hand rail for a contractor who didn't like the result enough to pay me for it.....

Anyway, I try to meet the unique demands of the space with a custom design flair. for me, that seems to be where the fun is. I also get a big sense of personal satisfaction from producing pieces that people actually touch and use. I'm not one to make art pieces just to look at; there must be a sense of utility in the item or it doesn't work for me. My favorite pieces are tables, desks, chests, and boxes.

I'm trying to gather and scan some 35mm shots of things I did prior to the digital age. when I do I'll post them and ask for comments. Just wish I had pics of everything.....

Have a great day and enjoy yourself; it's all over too soon....
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,988 Posts
Max, I like your style and attitude. Being an inventor, I love to build prototypes of ideas of my own or something unique. I rarely build furniture, because usually the ideal piece can be readily purchased. Your structure is really cool and appears to be helpfully functional - smart! I find evolution of functionality to be really cool. You have in this piece, melded together several of your talents. I vote that this is really cool. The tender gender often loves it when you build things for them that they can be proud of. OPG3
 
1 - 8 of 8 Posts
Top