How can I make an overhead pot/pan rack using a metal ironing board?

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  • Annie Annie on Dec 18, 2019

    Hi Rita, you could use only the flat part of the ironing board. Hang it from the ceiling (being sure to secure it into studs) then use large S hooks to hang the pots. That should work

  • Kathy Gunter Law Kathy Gunter Law on Dec 18, 2019

    You could add hooks to the ironing board then attach pots to the hook by their handle. If it's too tall to easily reach, use a chain to lower the hook.

  • Lifestyles Homes Lifestyles Homes on Dec 18, 2019
    All of the above are good ideas. Yes, ceiling joists only.


    Before you deploy your new pan rack, clean the ironing board fully with rubbing alcohol and dry finger-print free.

    Then spray paint it with two full coats somewhere no lower than 65-70 degrees.


    This is because kitchen air-born grease vapors will accumulate with dust in them and 3 years from now, it’s going to need to be taken down and cleaned with very hot soapy water & a nylon scrubber.

    The factory paint on the ironing board was never meant to get dirty, let alone be aggressively cleaned.

  • Homeroad Homeroad on Dec 20, 2019

    I suppose you could hang it from the ceiling and if it has a mesh surface hang S hooks from the mesh. That is a very creative idea!

  • Simple Nature Decor Simple Nature Decor on Dec 20, 2019

    Here are some ideas from pinterest for hanging pots, but i think you can screw the ironing boad into the ceiling, but i would hire a handy man or if you can do it yourself make sure the board is secure enough

  • Emily Emily on Dec 20, 2019

    before you do this why not take the ironing board and support it on two chair backs and then hang some pans from it and see how you like the appearance?