About 4 years ago I purchased this Cuisinart Pot Rack.
And I am hell-bent on using it. The reason I have not progressed on this kitchen now is because I don’t want to move forward without solving my current problem. I did not think about putting in the pot rack until after I closed the wall. Otherwise I would have added some supporting studs. My question is this…here is my wall with the studs outlined in black
I need two holes 18: apart and another 13″ up from that and centered (see photo of pot rack to picture that). I have no supporting studs on this wall. I was thinking of atttaching a piece of 3/16th luan on the wall to stretch between the top and the middle stud and wall to wall (27×26) screwed really well into the studs, paint it the wall color and then install the rack into the wood
should I open the wall back up and put supporting studs in the wall? I took a photo of the wall and I am pretty sure there are no studs in there and I plan on hanging my cast iron pans on it.
Please don’t say get rid of the rack because Not putting up the pot rack is NOT an option. I paid too much money for that thing to sit in my basement for 4 years collecting dust and still not being used.
I took good photos of all the walls so I would know where the studs were but for some reason this is the ONLY section of wall I missed. I guess because in my mind I was not planning on putting anything on this wall…until after I closed the wall…it’s been in the basement so long I almost forgot about it. Sometimes I hate my lack of planning…
PS that photo was taken June 23rd…8 weeks ago. WOW.
And of course I already threw away every single piece of scrap drywall I had…