Sunday, July 30, 2006

Recycled Pot Rack

We built this piece out of an old bike wheel. The wheel came off of GT full suspension bike that I broke. The whole project cost around $15 from HomeDepot. There is one bolt that goes through the hub, and a coupling that links that to a bolt that is half metal threads and half wood threads. That's really about all that it takes. The pots hang off of simple stainless hooks attached to the rim and spokes.
To my knowledge this is a unique piece. I have not seen any evidence of similar pot racks being made. One person blogged about a bike wheel pot rack where the wheel was cut in half. Our design allows the hub to still function and the whole thing spins. So even if the pot you want is in the back, just spin it and it at your finger tips. Posted by Picasa

UPDATE: I have posted more detailed instructions.

7 comments:

uhsdf said...

http://readymademag.com/printarchive/article?id=1114

Marc said...

I'm pretty sure this exact project was in ReadyMade magazine an issue or two ago. There was also a lazy suzan using an old wheel and a disk of plexi glass.

Sandor Dornbush said...

Actually we authored that project. You can see we blogged about that project.

Marc said...

I noticed that it was yours originally about 2 minutes later when I started looking at the rest of your blog. The date is almost exactly a year off, so I didn't notice this was in the archive and not a new post. You were just in the Make Blog recently which how I got to this post. Nice Stuff.

Richard said...

More details please about the bolt (what's it called? how do you ask for it at Home Depot?) and any other hardware. Thanks.

Dave said...

Don't worry, no matter what you ask for at Home Depot, they won't know what you're talking about and you'll have to find it yourself.

Excellent project. I'm always looking for more hanging space in the kitchen. This is nice because it could spin, so you could put it in a corner over a counter and still get to things...

Mel said...

nope! about half the radical houses in west philly -- a bike-oriented community -- have had them for years. there's an especially nice one at the satellite coffee shop.