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Open Cupboard with Hanging Rack

A great laundry space-saver is this Open Cupboard with Hanging Rack. Use it to fill an awkward space between cupboards or appliances. Read the step-by-step instructions below and watch the video to create your own.

RYOBI TEAM Thu, 06/27/2024 - 14:52


  • 12mm Plywood
  • 12mm x 4mm flat edging pine bead
  • 40mm x 8mm rounded edging bead
  • Steel hanging rod
  • Paint or stain


  • 18GA brad nails
  • Screws
  • Pencil
  • Tape measure
  • Square
  • Wood glue
  • Multi tool blade
  • Drill bit
  • Screwdriver (if needed)
  • Paint/stain to suit & paint brush

How-to guide

Step-by-step instructions

Step 1: Carefully measure the dimensions of where you want to hang the cupboard and then mark out the pieces on 12mm plywood

Step 2: Using the circular saw, cut the two sides, back and top pieces.

Step 3: Using the hammer drill, drill pocket holes on the rear sides of the back piece and then on the rear/top of the sides and back pieces. 

Step 4: Using the impact driver, attach all of these pieces together

Step 5: Measure out where you want your rod to hang and the width of it.

Step 6: Using the multi-tool, cut the rod to size.

Step 7: Using the hammer drill, pre-drill the holes for the rod.

Step 8: Using the hammer drill, pre-drill the holes into the cupboard and wall – try to drill into a stud (the vertical timber framing behind the plasterboard wall. If unable, use appropriate drywall screws/fixtures). Then secure it into the wall using the impact driver or screwdriver.

Step 9: Attach the rod using either the impact driver or a hand-held screwdriver if the impact driver is too big.

Step 10: Measure out the edges that you want to cover with 4mm edging and cut with a mitre saw.

Step 11: Secure the edging with glue and the 18GA brad nailer.

Step 12: To cover up the screw in the back of the cupboard and for a nice statement, cut 40x8mm rounded edging bead to size and secure using the 18G brad nailer.

Step 13: Paint, stain, or seal.

Emma uses a RYOBI Drill Driver to assemble cabinet storage
Emma uses the RYOBI Framing Nailer to assemble cabinet storage in laundry
DIY Laundry Storage finished results