Step 4: Drill Pilot Holes

Amy Hughes drills some pilot holes before installing a pot rack
Photo: Kristine Larsen
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for the fasteners and anchors that work with your wall type. For drywall, I used 1½-inch-long ¼-inch lag bolts with plastic anchors. Because the bolt heads were smaller than the rack's holes, I added washers.
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    Tools List

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