How to Design a Rake Utensil Holder

A creative and simple way to store utensils or other kitchen odds n’ ends is to design a special wall hanger that will provide function, while lending character to your home.

Steps

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    Remove rake handle. Determine the length of your rake holder and then saw off the handle using an electric saw. Take safety precautions before using the electric saw and make one clean cut at the designated area.
    • Use sandpaper to soften the sawed off edges. Polish with a soft cloth.
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    Scrub rake, especially if you are recycling an old rake. Use liquid dish detergent and hot water to clean the rake.
    • Dry thoroughly before use.
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    Identify the area of the rake that can be mounted to the wall. Most likely the place where the handle began would be ideal.
    • Find a place on the wall that will hold the rake. Consider marking that spot with a pencil.
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    Drill screw into an area you’ve marked on the wall. Drill ¾ of the way into the wall leaving enough room to hold the rake.
    • Hang your utensils or glassware!
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Things You’ll Need

  • Rake
  • Electric saw
  • Sandpaper
  • Screw with large head
  • Electric drill
  • Work gloves
  • Protective eyewear

Tips

  • Avoid using a rusted rake for this project.
  • Consider sanding the rake prongs before use.

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Categories: Crafts