Reclaimed steel from a well-weathered packer finds new purpose in these straight hanging kitchen racks with a variety of hooks.
Reminiscent of a traditional sleigh runner pot rack, these pieces are the result of a collaborative project with my grandfather. Three hanging kitchen racks combine the delicate curves of hand forged hooks with the heavy straight lines of agricultural structural bars. The steel bars originally came from a salvaged packer from a farm in northern Alberta. The surface shows a beautiful brown patina texture of pitting and weathering, now brushed clean and sealed with a hand rubbed combination wax. I really like how the history of the steel can be seen in the wearing, patterns, and finishes.
This is likely a very limited edition as it may be the only steel of its type to come through the shop. A great tribute to the long-standing farming tradition on Vancouver Island, there are three racks, two small (~27″ wide) and one large (~38″ wide), each with three single hooks and two double hooks as well as the two s-hooks for hanging. The minimum distance from the ceiling using the included s-hooks is about 18″ which puts them within reach from a standard ceiling over a counter or island.
Material: Reclaimed agricultural steel, rolled steel stock
A similar piece would start at $900