The BUCKLA handles (discontinued, found on eBay) come with a template for hole spacing, but you’ll have to figure out where to drill the holes for the trivet, since there are small variations from trivet to trivet.
I placed the trivet on the wood and gave each rod a slight tap, leaving a dimple on the wood, where the holes needed to be. That worked really well for me.
Cast iron pots and pans weigh an awful lot, so when you are assembling this, it is probably a good idea to make sure everything is well fitted and glued and screwed. Don’t need them falling apart!
~ Mark Reynolds, Churchill, Manitoba, Canada
#3 Hold it up with magnets
If you don’t have enough headroom for the pots to hang down, this magnetic pot holder is a neat idea.
Fix a magnetic memo board like the SVENSÅS (or the old SPONTAN pictured above) to the ceiling. Then place strong magnets on the board, where you’ll like the pots to stick to. It’ll hold up all your steel pots! See the full tutorial.