Step 10. Hang the Rack
Locate the ceiling joists in the installation area, using a BLACK+DECKER BullsEye® Auto Leveling Laser with Stud Sensor, and mark the centers of the joists. You can also install the rack along a single joist that runs parallel to the length of the rack. Drill a pilot hole and install a heavy-duty screw hook into the joist for each end of the rack, using pliers. Install corresponding screw hooks into the top edges of the rack’s side rails (not the end rails), one hook for each corner.
Cut lengths of chain to hang the rack at the desired height, using a hacksaw or a rotary tool or multi-tool with a metal-cutting blade. Hang the rack by hooking the chains onto the screw hooks. Add S-hooks to the rungs for hanging your pots and utensils.
Tip: If you’re hanging the rack from two joists, you can use four chains and ceiling hooks instead of two, whichever look you prefer.
Warning: Always anchor the rack into ceiling joists or solid-lumber blocking installed between the joists. A ceiling finish alone will not support a rack, even if you use toggle bolts or other hollow-wall anchors.