plate rack

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Project by khamm posted 06-09-2014 11:32 PM 1682 views 2 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

We bought some new plates and they did not fit our old purchased plate rack. Made this out of cherry and maple. Based off a picture I saw on Pinterest. I decided to reduce glue up stress by making the dowel holes go all the way though the back frame and I installed the dowels after I glued up the frames. The frames themselves are constructed of hard maple and bridle joints and I overlayed some curly maple on the hard maple.

I will add some hooks on the bottom for coffee cups, just have not found the right hook yet.
This was the first project I have used a prototype for, which I made from scraps to make sure the spacing was correct. The whole thing is mounted on the wall with a French cleat (what do they call them in France?). As always it took about 345% longer to make than I anticipated. If I had to make a living at this I would go broke in a minute.

Keith H
Boston, MA

-- Keith H. I want more gadgets; I need more skills

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#1 posted 06-10-2014 12:18 AM

Very nice work. I wish I could do something like that one day…

-- Marcin in Hatfield, Hertfordshire, UK

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#2 posted 06-10-2014 04:37 PM

Awesome I wanna do this for our kitchen just gotta convince the wife

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#3 posted 06-10-2014 08:58 PM

Looks very nice Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#4 posted 06-27-2014 03:30 PM

Like it a lot. Every classy.

-- Jeff, eastern Wa

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