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Chuck P 06-12-2015 10:33 AM

CI Displayed In Your Kitchen? Got a Pic?
 
I kind of want to display some nice pieces in my kitchen but I also want to be able to grab them and use them. Please be honest. Does this look tacky?

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Would any of you care to share a picture? Maybe give me some ideas?

TedW 06-12-2015 10:50 AM

Re: CI Displayed In Your Kitchen? Got a Pic?
 
Wow. Worlds largest pic. Kinda hard to tell how it looks.

EDIT: I see the pic is scaled down now.

I wonder if you're going to crack the heck outta your tile. I'm also looking to hang my pans in a pantry, but am also looking at installing a panel on the drywall they can hang against and bang. Drywall will perish after a while.

Chris Smith 06-12-2015 01:44 PM

Re: CI Displayed In Your Kitchen? Got a Pic?
 
So Hi, new(ish) member. Been reading here for a while trying to get caught up on everything. Been cooking in CI for years, but only started "collecting" in the last 8 months or so. But I like my pans:

http://i.imgur.com/q1szEt5l.jpg?1

I'd like it a lot more if my Gris LBL #9 in the center there wasn't cracked right through the center (still looks good there, though, doesn't it?)

And before anyone asks, no I've never cooked in there. My house was built in the early 60s and I don't think it has ever been used by any of the owners of it. It does have a chimney so it would probably work, but open fire in my kitchen sort of scares me :)

W. Hilditch 06-12-2015 01:46 PM

Re: CI Displayed In Your Kitchen? Got a Pic?
 
Not tacky, but a little bit much. Maybe one or two and if anyone shows an interest pull the rest out of the cupboard.
http://i866.photobucket.com/albums/a...n/DSCN7013.jpg
I got hooked on the Descoware and Le Creuset ceramic coated CI pot tops/skillets as the perfect egg skillets. Under here the half shelf has more CI.
http://i866.photobucket.com/albums/a...n/DSCN7018.jpg
Easy to reach & show next to the stove.

Hilditch

TedW 06-12-2015 02:02 PM

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Chris- Looks awesome! Do the skillets get scraped?

Hilditch- Looks awesome also! Do your walls / wallpaper have any marks from pans over time?

That's my thing- I'd like to hang on a wall but I have drywall.

Chris Smith 06-12-2015 02:10 PM

Re: CI Displayed In Your Kitchen? Got a Pic?
 
Never had a problem with the pans on the wall getting messed up (or the wall getting messed up but it is brick so ...)

I am a bit careful putting the up and taking them down but it's not a problem.

W. Hilditch 06-12-2015 07:04 PM

Re: CI Displayed In Your Kitchen? Got a Pic?
 
Ted, no issue here. There is a slight smudge from the aebleskiver pan but that would wash off with a drop of Clorox cleaner. We play gentle but at the worst you could touch up with a Q-tip and some wall paint. Remember, the piece will normally hide any mark left on the paint.

Hilditch

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Chris, Not cooking in that fireplace is like filling a Griswold with dirt and planting petunias in it. Shame on those that went before you.

Shawn R 06-12-2015 07:46 PM

Re: CI Displayed In Your Kitchen? Got a Pic?
 
We would have liked to hang our pans from some type of rack. I didn't want to mess up the textured wall/ceiling covering. So we decided to use a hutch to display and store. Then I made a skillet stand out of some scrap wood I had, still need to finish it.
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Bill Hunter 06-12-2015 08:59 PM

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I think all these look fantastic. I am going to build some sort of rack to display mine soon, but am limited in space. Maybe a rack near the stove for the ones I use, and display some collector pieces on the wall.

TedW 06-12-2015 09:27 PM

Re: CI Displayed In Your Kitchen? Got a Pic?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Bill Hunter (Post 11816)
I think all these look fantastic.

I agree with this!!!

DAustin 06-12-2015 09:40 PM

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Here are my racks in my kitchen. I am really impressed with how much those things can hold. Bought off of Amazon at about $50.00 ea, come with lag bolts and the bracing to the wall comes with 16" OC so you can screw directly into wall studs.

Here is another (very cool) option if you shelves won't work: http://www.castironcollector.com/for...ead.php?t=2106

RickC 06-12-2015 10:40 PM

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My kitchen is very small (apartment) so I store my iron in the closet right off of the kitchen. And also on smaller shelves in the hall.. And some other places... :redface: The big shelves will hold 300lbs per shelf, the smaller shelves, Not sure.

Bonnie Scott 06-12-2015 11:03 PM

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Most of mine is under the futon. :cry:

Sharon Shuman 06-13-2015 06:59 AM

Re: CI Displayed In Your Kitchen? Got a Pic?
 
Hi, folks. No, I don't have any pictures available yet--hubby does that, and I have not yet gotten him to try it here! I used to live in a house with TRULY funky walls, but if you found a stud, cast iron could be hung easily. Am now in a newer house with regular dry wall. Can anybody suggest something that will hold weight without tearing it up?

Shawn R 06-13-2015 08:09 AM

Re: CI Displayed In Your Kitchen? Got a Pic?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by DAustin (Post 11819)
Here are my racks in my kitchen. I am really impressed with how much those things can hold. Bought off of Amazon at about $50.00 ea, come with lag bolts and the bracing to the wall comes with 16" OC so you can screw directly into wall studs.

That's the way I would have liked to display our pans. But not with newer house with metal wall studs. Our next house will have real walls like you DAustin.

TedW 06-13-2015 08:55 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Bonnie Scott (Post 11831)
Most of mine is under the futon. :cry:

Best Answer!!!

W. Hilditch 06-13-2015 07:18 PM

Re: CI Displayed In Your Kitchen? Got a Pic?
 
In my under counter pic above , note that skillets are stacked. I do not oil these well seasoned skillets after use as they don't need it and I do not treat them roughly, but with respect. No paper in between skillets and I have never noticed any detrimental chipping, rust or other effects from stacking well seasoned skillets.

I put my go to skillets on the top, and my Dutch oven even sits on top of a #3 sitting in a #5 skillet on the upper shelf. No wear or tear on the smaller pieces that I can tell.

A well seasoned piece of CI is tough.

Hildith

KFSchmidt 06-13-2015 07:37 PM

Re: CI Displayed In Your Kitchen? Got a Pic?
 
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Originally Posted by Sharon Shuman (Post 11834)
Hi, folks. No, I don't have any pictures available yet--hubby does that, and I have not yet gotten him to try it here! I used to live in a house with TRULY funky walls, but if you found a stud, cast iron could be hung easily. Am now in a newer house with regular dry wall. Can anybody suggest something that will hold weight without tearing it up?

I'd look into a French Cleat type system. It is basically a system of complementary angles (45-45, 30-60, etc.) where one piece is screwed into a stud(s) and the other is part of the shelf.

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Originally Posted by Shawn R (Post 11813)
We would have liked to hang our pans from some type of rack. I didn't want to mess up the textured wall/ceiling covering. So we decided to use a hutch to display and store. Then I made a skillet stand out of some scrap wood I had, still need to finish it.
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Do you have dimensions on the shelf? Looks like a great way to store and display.

Shawn R 06-13-2015 08:10 PM

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KFSchmidt, the cabinet is 71" tall, 38" wide. The top shelf is 11" deep and the bottom is 17" deep. My wife wants me to remove the glass from the doors and replace it with wire fence to make it look a bit more rustic. Also so the glass doesn't get broke if something falls over.

TedW 06-13-2015 10:10 PM

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Shawn- Super display and such nice pieces! That mini-bundt cake pan you have on the countertop of your cabinet- is that cast iron? Non-stick coated?

Really nice display!

KFSchmidt- Great idea on the French Cleat. That's really helpful. Thanks!

Shawn R 06-13-2015 10:34 PM

Re: CI Displayed In Your Kitchen? Got a Pic?
 
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Originally Posted by TedW (Post 11854)
Shawn- Super display and such nice pieces! That mini-bundt cake pan you have on the countertop of your cabinet- is that cast iron? Non-stick coated?

Really nice display!

Thanks TedW.
Are you referring to the 12 hole turks pan standing against the back of cabinet?
It's a seasoned cast iron pan with sprue marks.
This photo is before cleaning and seasoning.
http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/f...on%20111sm.jpg

Rick Hunter 06-14-2015 07:42 PM

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Originally Posted by TedW (Post 11838)
Best Answer!!!

Haha. Agreed!!

Rick Hunter 06-14-2015 07:47 PM

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Love the pics of displaying cast iron. Have not figured my best way to do it. I keep most of mine in the closet hung on racks. The real valuable pieces have a shelf in my den!!

TedW 06-14-2015 09:04 PM

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Rick, WOW! :eek:

Shawn R 06-14-2015 09:46 PM

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That's a great idea Rick.

RickC 06-17-2015 01:20 AM

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Originally Posted by TedW (Post 11908)
Rick, WOW! :eek:

Got excited, then realized you weren't replying to me. :oops:

TedW 06-17-2015 02:17 PM

Re: CI Displayed In Your Kitchen? Got a Pic?
 
RickC- You absolutely get a WOW!

W. Hilditch 06-17-2015 04:36 PM

Re: CI Displayed In Your Kitchen? Got a Pic?
 
I have now upgraded my storage.

http://i866.photobucket.com/albums/a...n/DSCN7060.jpg

Thanks Shawn.

Hilditch

TedW 06-17-2015 05:27 PM

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Wow, Hilditch... no moss growin on you! That was fast. Looks great! Very functional

C.T. Moffitt 06-17-2015 05:47 PM

Re: CI Displayed In Your Kitchen? Got a Pic?
 
New here, this is my first post, but this is what I did on my kitchen wall.

http://i.imgur.com/l2MMNmU.jpg

W. Hilditch 06-17-2015 06:40 PM

Re: CI Displayed In Your Kitchen? Got a Pic?
 
Good thinking. Clean wall and could even be done with 1"x2"s.

Hilditch

Chuck P 06-17-2015 07:43 PM

Re: CI Displayed In Your Kitchen? Got a Pic?
 
Holy cow C.T. Very impressive. Is there anything you're still hunting for?

Rick Hunter 06-17-2015 08:54 PM

Re: CI Displayed In Your Kitchen? Got a Pic?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by C.T. Moffitt (Post 12026)
New here, this is my first post, but this is what I did on my kitchen wall.

Image

That is impressive!! Great job!!

C.T. Moffitt 06-18-2015 04:03 AM

Re: CI Displayed In Your Kitchen? Got a Pic?
 
Not really looking for the 13 but if I found one I would change it around to make it work. Thanks for the comments.

TedW 06-18-2015 08:44 AM

Re: CI Displayed In Your Kitchen? Got a Pic?
 
Very tidy and practical way to showcase your CI. Protects the wall

PaigeHudson 06-18-2015 11:40 AM

Re: CI Displayed In Your Kitchen? Got a Pic?
 
Does anyone have the plans for a rack like the one shown above.

DougH 06-18-2015 11:52 AM

Re: CI Displayed In Your Kitchen? Got a Pic?
 
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Originally Posted by PaigeHudson (Post 12054)
Does anyone have the plans for a rack like the one shown above.

Those look like 1x6's screwed into the wall (make sure you hit studs), and then some screw in hooks spaced out on the boards as needed. As long as you get hooks that can take the weight, it should be a pretty simple, but effective, build.

TedW 06-18-2015 12:38 PM

Re: CI Displayed In Your Kitchen? Got a Pic?
 
No doubt, and as previously mentioned, you could use narrower lumber like 1x3

C.T. Moffitt 06-18-2015 05:13 PM

Re: CI Displayed In Your Kitchen? Got a Pic?
 
I used the 1x6 boards to allow enough coverage for the bottom lip of the skillets to still hit wood. As already stated it was also to protect the wall. I just sanded and stained the lumber and added some hooks from lowes hardware. No big deal but I was really happy how it turned out and my wife likes it better than them sitting around.

W. Hilditch 06-18-2015 05:59 PM

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BEWARE! One good nail through the sheetrock and into a stud will only hold about 400 lbs. Or, a picture hanger with three pins in the sheetrock only will only hold about a half dozen skillets. Plan on.

Hilditch


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