One of the worst problems in kitchen organization is how to sort and segregate pans and lids. The solution is to build a custom cabinet with hooks for pots and pans, shelves for bake ware and racks for lids. Cooking is a lot more fun when you can quickly put your hand on the right tool. Cabinets are a basic box with a hinged door. The magic organization happens on the inside, and you can design it to suit yourself.
Build and Hang the Cabinet
Have the lumber company cut and miter all wood according to measurements. Sand wood with medium and then fine grit sandpaper. Stain all wood, both sides, with two thin coats of stain, drying thoroughly between coats. Finish with two or three coats of acrylic, drying thoroughly between coats.
Build the carcass by attaching the sides and top pieces to the plywood with wood screws. Use the drill to start pilot holes. Be sure to drop a bit of wood glue into each screw hole for a better bond. Attach the front-facing strips with wood screws.
Use the three brass hinges to attach the door front. Screw the knob into the middle of the door opposite the hinges.
Locate the studs on the wall where you will hang your cabinet. Drill through the cabinet back and into the studs. Place some glue in the holes and screw the cabinet to the wall.
Follow package instructions to hang the rod at the top of the cabinet. Put it as close to the top as you can because the pot hooks will hang down from the rod.
Hang the largest pan and measure 6 inches beneath that mark. Place the first bake ware shelf here. You may put in two or three shelves depending upon your needs.
Take the final piece of wood and drill 1/2-inch holes opposite each other every 4 inches down the length of the board. Put a drop of wood glue in each hole and use the hammer to tap in a pair of dowels. These dowels will hold lids on their edges. You may move some of the dowels closer together to accommodate smaller lids. Permanently attach the lid rack to the bottom inside of the cabinet with wood screws.