How to Build Your Own Plate Rack Cabinet

Updated on August 25, 2018
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Instead of paying hundreds of dollars at a furniture store, you can make your own plate rack cabinet to your liking. This guide will show you how.
Instead of paying hundreds of dollars at a furniture store, you can make your own plate rack cabinet to your liking. This guide will show you how. | Source

So you have all that pretty china that you've been collecting over the years and you want a plate rack to show it off. I wanted that too. I searched high and low for a plate rack that would suit my needs. What I found was that either the plate racks were ridiculously expensive, or I couldn't find one that fit the space that I needed it to fit.

Most of the plate racks within my budget were approximately half the size as the one I envisioned for the space. OK, now what? I played with the idea in my head awhile of just building my own and started drawing it out on paper. What exactly do I want the cabinet to hold, besides plates? And with that, I was on my way to building my own plate rack cabinet.

This cabinet was the first one I built and was a learning experience for me. But I still use it today—proudly, I might add. In this article, I'll show you how I did it and provide tips for you to make one yourself.

Here's my finished plate rack cabinet, filled up with all my pretties.
Here's my finished plate rack cabinet, filled up with all my pretties.

Plan and Design

Plan the Location of the Cabinet

The first thing you're going to need to do is identify where you would like to put the plate rack cabinet. Before beginning the project, it might be helpful to ask yourself these two questions:

Do you have room for one in your kitchen?

When we were remodeling our kitchen, I was told by the cabinet design company that I didn't have room for one. The only one available through the cabinet company was a small wall display that would maybe hold 10 plates and nothing else. That would not be suitable for my needs. I wanted to display more than plates, and I wanted it larger and made good and sturdy. So I had to make my own.

Do you want the plate rack to hang on the wall or sit on the counter against the wall?

If you're going to hang it on the wall, the weight of the finished cabinet has to be taken into consideration. You may have to use lightweight materials and also anchor the cabinet to the wall with the appropriate anchors.

Choose a Location

Once you've answered the above two questions, you're ready to plan the space where you want your cabinet. In my case, I had to remove a wall cabinet. My plate rack cabinet sits on top of the counter and goes almost all the way to the ceiling. It is not attached to the wall, but it still holds a lot more than a few plates.

Sketch a rough draft of your plate rack design.
Sketch a rough draft of your plate rack design.

Design the Look of the Cabinet

Once you've decided where to place your cabinet, it's time to start sketching out the plans for how you want it to look. The first step in designing your cabinet is to measure the location's height, width, and depth so you know how much room you have to work with. Write these numbers down.

Now, measure it again—just to make sure your dimensions are correct. This is a crucial step that requires careful attention to detail and accuracy. Otherwise, the quality of your entire project could suffer.

Sketch It Out

Grab a sketch pad (or graph paper) and a pencil and do a rough drawing of your cabinet plan. Go ahead and draw in your shelves where you want them, cup hooks, etc. It doesn't have to be pretty, just make sure you're giving it some thought before we get to the actual work.

While sketching out your design, it might help to ask yourself these questions:

  • How tall does the dowel insert need to be in order to hold my plates? (Measure your tallest plate and add extra space to that number so that you will be able to insert and remove the plate with ease.)
  • How much space should be between the plates? (My dowels are approximately 1 1/2" apart. The plates remove and insert quite nicely.)
  • Do you want the plates to sit up completely straight on their edges, or do you want them to lean to one side? (My larger plates stand pretty much straight up, while the smaller plates lean toward the left.)

All of these things are questions you need to answer. There is no correct answer though, just personal preference.

Tools and Supplies

Tools You'll Need

These are the tools that I used. Though if you don't have this exact collection, there are definitely alternatives and/or substitutes that will work fine:

  • safety glasses
  • shop towel
  • pencil
  • tape measure
  • level and a T-square
  • large, wide clamps
  • small, handheld clamps
  • screwdriver or screw driver bits
  • cordless drill and drill bits
  • miter saw, table saw, or circular saw
  • rotary tool (This is used for cutting around outlets and wall switches. I used a Dremel.)
  • dowelling jig (This is used to drill perfect holes for your dowels. I used Wolfcraft's Dowel Quick.)

Supplies You'll Need

These items may differ somewhat depending upon your design. But these are the ones I used:

  • 1 x 10 x 3/4 lumber, for the cabinet shell and shelves
  • 1 x 4 lumber, for the apron front
  • 1 x 2 lumber, for the plate rack insert panels
  • wooden dowels, for the plate rack insert panels
  • beadboard paneling, for the back of the cabinet
  • construction adhesive, wood glue, or Weldbond
  • wood screws
  • sandpaper and tack cloth
  • primer, paint, or stain (Also, a sealer, if you like.)
  • appliques or trims (optional)

Building the Cabinet

Cut the sides of your plate rack cabinet. Don't forget the old adage of "measure twice, cut once."
Cut the sides of your plate rack cabinet. Don't forget the old adage of "measure twice, cut once."

Set up the Outer Sides

Step #1: Begin by measuring and marking the two vertical pieces for the left and the right outer sides of the cabinet. (See Figure A above.)

Lay out one piece of the 1 x 10 lumber. Using a pencil, mark your height measurement—the total height you want the cabinet to be—for the left side. When you measure and mark it, you will want to do that in three different places at the end measurement: at the front, at the center, and at the rear of the end you're cutting.

Lay out another piece of your cabinet lumber, and mark your height measurement again in the same way for the other side of the cabinet.

Take the pieces out to the shop, garage, or wherever you are accustomed to using your saw. Make the cuts on these two pieces. Set them aside.

Cut your shelves—including your bottom piece—to the exact same measurements as the top piece.
Cut your shelves—including your bottom piece—to the exact same measurements as the top piece.

Create the Shelves

Step #2: Cut one piece of the 1 x 10 lumber to the desired total width of your finished cabinet (minus the thickness of the two sides). This piece will sit at the very top of the cabinet, inside of the left and right outer sides. (See Figure B above.)

Step #3: Next, you will cut pieces for the shelves using your 1 x 10 lumber.

Since I have three shelves (plus the bottom piece), I will cut these four pieces to the exact same measurements as the top piece that I already cut.

Note: Your plate rack will sit between any two of these shelves.

Cut your apron to the same width as your shelves. And you're welcome to make the optional divider as well—just cut it to the height/distance between your shelves.
Cut your apron to the same width as your shelves. And you're welcome to make the optional divider as well—just cut it to the height/distance between your shelves.

Make the Apron (and Optional Divider)

Step #4: Cut the apron from your 1 x 4 lumber. (See Figure C above.) Make it the exact same width as the shelves you cut earlier.

Step #5 (optional): If you want a divider as well, cut it from your 1 x 10 lumber. Just measure the height between two of your shelves, and cut a divider piece to fit between them.

Build the plate rack inserts by following Steps 6A-6G, careful to measure and mark accurately. It is advisable to drill pilot holes before switching to a larger bit to drill the actual holes for the dowels.
Build the plate rack inserts by following Steps 6A-6G, careful to measure and mark accurately. It is advisable to drill pilot holes before switching to a larger bit to drill the actual holes for the dowels.

Build the Plate Rack Insert Panel

Step #6: Make the plate rack insert panel using your 1 x 2 lumber and wooden dowels. (The size of your wooden dowels comes down to personal preference, and these can be found in the trim section of your local hardware or building supply store.)

Notice the pictures of the plate rack insert as shown in Figure D (above) and Figure E (below). You need to make two of these inserts. One will sit at the back of the cabinet and one will sit at the front. It is very important that both panels are exactly the same and line up correctly for proper insertion of your plates.

How to Make the Plate Rack Inserts

First, decide between which two shelves you plan to attach the plate rack insert. Then measure the width of these two shelves again.

Step #6A: Cut four pieces of the 1 x 2 lumber to the same width as your shelf. Take two of these 1 x 2 pieces and turn them on their sides (narrow end up). Set the other two aside for now. Clamp these two pieces together so they align evenly.

Step #6B: Decide how many dowels you will need. (My plate rack inserts hold 17 dowels, all spaced approximately 1 1/2" apart.)

Once you've decided how many plates you want your rack to hold, measure and mark for your dowels—being careful to space your marks out evenly—on both of the pieces you have clamped together.

Step #6C: Drill small pilot holes using the dowelling jig for the wooden dowels where you just marked. (I used the Dowel Quick to do this.) Drilling pilot holes first will help avoid splitting the wood.

Do this all the way down your two pieces of 1 x 2 lumber that you have clamped together, drilling small pilot holes and being careful to center them.

Step #6D: Change your drill bit to the correct size for your dowels and drill the holes again, this time to fit the wooden dowels.

Step #6E: Now cut your dowels to the proper height (according to the diameter of your plates).

Step #6F: Begin to put your wooden dowels into one piece of the 1 x 2 lumber strip. Apply wood glue, insert the dowel, and lightly tap into place. Wipe off all excess glue.

Step #6G: After inserting all of your dowels into one of the strips, glue and tap down the other 1 x 2 strip onto the other end of the dowels.

You should now have one completed plate rack insert, as shown if Figure E (below).

Step #7: Build one more plate rack insert as outlined in Steps 6A-6G.

Note: When assembling your plate rack cabinet, one of these inserts will sit at the back of the shelf (approximately 1" in from the shelf edge) and one insert will sit at the front (approximately 1" in from the shelf edge).

If you have completed your two separate plate rack inserts (as detailed in Steps 6A-6G and Step 7), you will have all the main pieces ready and can move on to dry fitting all of them.

This is a close-up view of what the plate rack inserts look like.
This is a close-up view of what the plate rack inserts look like.
Here is a photo of what my plate rack insert panel looks like, along with number overlays to give you an idea of what measurements I used.
Here is a photo of what my plate rack insert panel looks like, along with number overlays to give you an idea of what measurements I used.

Dry Fit the Cabinet

Step #8: At this juncture, it is important to check to make sure that everything fits properly by conducting a dry fit. (The only thing that should be assembled at this point is the two plate rack inserts, but they should not be attached to the cabinet yet.) You will need your large clamps (at least 36" wide) and an extra pair of hands if you can find them.

Note: Do NOT use glue or screws yet.

Start by placing one shelf close to the center of the unit and add the left/right vertical panels to each side. Clamp it together. Slowly add in the top, bottom, and other shelves according to your design. Be careful to align and level your shelves exactly as you have planned for in your drawing. (You're probably going to need more clamps!)

After you have everything in and clamped, place in one of your plate rack panels to ensure it fits properly. This is the time to get out your largest china plate and make sure that it fits too.

Step #9: Make any adjustments as necessary if your fit isn't quite right.

If you need to make anything a little shorter, try using your rotary tool (Dremel). Also, if you need to sand any rough edges so that the pieces fit together smoothly, do it now.

Dry fit all the pieces of your cabinet to make sure everything fits correctly before you start assembling or painting.
Dry fit all the pieces of your cabinet to make sure everything fits correctly before you start assembling or painting.

Assembly

Once you've dry fitted everything and made sure it all fits well, you can start assembling your cabinet.
Once you've dry fitted everything and made sure it all fits well, you can start assembling your cabinet.

Assemble the Cabinet

Step #10: Let's assemble the pieces and make your cabinet complete. Make sure you have all of these ready at hand:

  • large clamps
  • drill and drill bits
  • wood screws
  • shop towel
  • level and T-square
  • glue (I suggest construction adhesive, Weldbond, or wood glue.)

Begin by making sure everything is aligned, level, and squared properly.

Step #10A: Attach one of the middle shelves first. I applied wood glue and then added wood screws to each side using my cordless drill. Countersink the screws if you like, and then cover the screw heads for a cleaner, finished appearance.

Step #10B: Continue attaching all the shelves, top and bottom pieces. Do NOT hurry the process. Take your time with each piece. Use your level and your T-square to make sure everything is where you want it to be. Use your clamps as an extra pair of hands.

Step #10C: Attach your divider if you made one. (Mine is attached with construction adhesive only. I did not use screws on this piece.)

Step #10D: Attach your front apron piece. (Mine is attached with construction adhesive and was held in place with clamps until it dried.)

Step #10E: Once you have all the shelves attached, stand your unit upright and turn it to the back side of the cabinet. You will now attach the REAR plate rack insert. (My rear insert sits in from the back edge approximately 1 to 1.5 inches. I used glue and also added wood screws.) If you decide to use glue, let it fully dry before doing anything else.

Note: Do NOT attach the FRONT plate rack insert at this point.

I painted all the shelves and the rear insert panel before attaching the front insert panel and dowels.
I painted all the shelves and the rear insert panel before attaching the front insert panel and dowels.

Finish and Paint the Cabinet

Step #11: Now you have to decide on your finishing method. (Mine is painted a shabby off-white color.)

Note: It's a good idea to paint your shelving units and the rear plate rack insert BEFORE attaching the front insert—which is why your front plate rack insert shouldn't be attached yet.

Step #11A: Once you've chosen your desired method, give the cabinet a couple of good coats of your finish, making sure to sand lightly and clean with a tack cloth in between.

Let your cabinet and rear insert rack completely dry before moving on to the next step.

Step #11B: Next, finish (paint or stain) your FRONT plate rack insert. Let it fully dry in-between coats. Lightly sand and clean with a tack cloth.

Step #11C: Are you going to clear coat or seal your cabinet? If so, do it now.

Step #11D: Attach your finished front plate rack insert panel.

Step #12: Now it's time to add your wooden beadboard panel to the back.

Measure the width and height of the entire cabinet, and cut your piece of beadboard to fit. (I tacked my panel on with several small nails, as well as a small amount of Weldbond.)

Step #13: Finish painting the entire cabinet now, including the beadboard back panel.

Note: On my rear beadboard panel, I had to cut out the bottom right corner of the back to allow for a light switch and plug-in access. You may or may not have to do that depending upon your own drawing/design. It will be easier to cut out if you do that first before attaching the beadboard to the main cabinet.

Put the Completed Cabinet in Place

Woohoo, I'm so proud of you! Look what you've built!

Now, can you lift the cabinet up and put it in place? I was lucky that my husband came home from the road just in time to see my project going on. Lucky for me, because I have a very bad back. The cabinet turned out to be quite heavy for me to lift and place by myself. You might need some additional help as well.

Once the cabinet is up, you can add decorative trims and corner pieces, wooden appliques, resin appliques, or any other decorative pieces you like. You can also add cup hooks or shelf trims if you like. When you're done, take lots of pictures, pat yourself on the back, and relax with a cup of coffee.

Enjoy!

My Finished Plate Rack Cabinet

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My completed cabinet. Mine is filled mostly with Johnson Brothers china in the chintz rose pattern.This photo shows where I've attached the plate rack inserts on the cabinet and also where I cut out of the back beadboard to access the plugins and light switch.My little cherub angel stays on this shelf.A close-up view of the plate rack cabinet.  Here, I'm trying to show you the two separate panels that you need to build.Top shelf of the plate rack cabinet. I built it to fit just short of the ceiling.This is a view of the top two shelves of the plate rack cabinet. I use these shelves for cups and display.The cabinet filled with everyday dishes.
My completed cabinet. Mine is filled mostly with Johnson Brothers china in the chintz rose pattern.
My completed cabinet. Mine is filled mostly with Johnson Brothers china in the chintz rose pattern.
This photo shows where I've attached the plate rack inserts on the cabinet and also where I cut out of the back beadboard to access the plugins and light switch.
This photo shows where I've attached the plate rack inserts on the cabinet and also where I cut out of the back beadboard to access the plugins and light switch.
My little cherub angel stays on this shelf.
My little cherub angel stays on this shelf.
A close-up view of the plate rack cabinet.  Here, I'm trying to show you the two separate panels that you need to build.
A close-up view of the plate rack cabinet. Here, I'm trying to show you the two separate panels that you need to build.
Top shelf of the plate rack cabinet. I built it to fit just short of the ceiling.
Top shelf of the plate rack cabinet. I built it to fit just short of the ceiling.
This is a view of the top two shelves of the plate rack cabinet. I use these shelves for cups and display.
This is a view of the top two shelves of the plate rack cabinet. I use these shelves for cups and display.
The cabinet filled with everyday dishes.
The cabinet filled with everyday dishes.

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      DANIEL RUFFO 

      3 years ago

      I recently built a similar plate rack. One thing my wife mentioned that I did not think of or saw on any DYI sites. She said how do I clean inside the plate rack, in between the dowels ? After time it's bound to get dusty and dirty.

      What I did to solve the problem was to insert a 2" aluminum pin on the upper side of the front plate frame. Then I put a small screw on the inside shelf to keep the front plate frame flush with the cabinet. For a purposeful decoration I added a small pull in the center of the lower part of the front plate rack frame.

      Now when she wants to clean the inside she can just raise the front frame. It works great and she's content.

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      pg maniac 

      4 years ago

      Wood is such a beautiful material to work, don't you think? Metal just seems cold and clinical - thanks for the share.

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      anonymous 

      5 years ago

      Not so much a DIY. I love this idea though. And, I already have a leftover cabinet that would be perfect!

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      anonymous 

      5 years ago

      I am a diy'er and I love your instructions here- thanks!

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      i Dia1 

      5 years ago

      Nice work here. Very thorough.

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      vinopete 

      5 years ago

      So nice! Thank you for your lens.

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      williamtjzhuo83 

      5 years ago

      +1 to you

      Thank you! your link to soft schools.com it really made my day. Just what I'm looking for beside on how to create DIY stuff and it now in my bookmark.

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      Millionairemomma 

      6 years ago

      This was very helpful.

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      KandDMarketing 

      6 years ago

      Great lens! I enjoy a good project like this one. Of course, I've only got about 100 projects in line at any given time ... ;)

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      myamya 

      6 years ago

      I enjoy your lens! Great job!

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      Joanie Ruppel 

      6 years ago from Keller, Texas

      Love your china, love your plate rack, love your enthusiasm, and love you lens!

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      anonymous 

      6 years ago

      Planning and designing are two of the fundamental steps before putting together a custom made cabinet for valuable or daily used items in the home. This post has clearly shared how to make a sturdy plate rack cabinet which can also be applied in creating other types of storage solutions. As a storage Tulsa OK service provider, we understand how important it is to have a suitable area to store various items in the home.

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      anonymous 

      6 years ago

      Really you did wonderful job and well explained how to do own plate rack.It's really appreciate.Thanks for sharing.

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      anonymous 

      6 years ago

      Really you did wonderful job and well explained how to do own plate rack.It's really appreciate.Thanks for sharing.

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      Guitar-Player 

      6 years ago

      That came out really well. I find that I appreciate thing like that when I make it myself. Great job

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      WaynesWorld LM 

      6 years ago

      Very nice and so complete.

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      Traceeshobbies 

      6 years ago

      I do the same thing, if I cant't find it or can't afford it I make it. You did a great job.

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      Traceeshobbies 

      6 years ago

      I do the same thing, if I cant't find it or can't afford it I make it. You did a great job.

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      Treasures By Brenda 

      6 years ago from Canada

      That's quite a beautiful plate rack. Well done page.

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      agent009 

      6 years ago

      Good job! I don't use a plate rack since all my plates are in drawers.

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      spartakct 

      6 years ago

      Amazing job!! thanks for sharing!

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      anonymous 

      6 years ago

      You did a really good job of explaining how you went about it and you have done it in the Shabby Chic style I love it I hope we get some more do it your self lenses from you

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      serenity4me lm 

      7 years ago

      @rewards4life info: Thank you so much for your blessing! I very much appreciate your taking the time to browse the lens. Your positive feedback was very nice. Have a beautiful day and happy building!

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      mamamia2011 

      7 years ago

      You amazed us. This is so lovely creation. I salute your work. It's so much encourage to DIY.

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      rewards4life info 

      7 years ago

      Wow that looks so nice. I've built quite a few things before from tables to bookcases but never a plate rack, it's something I could do with as well. You have done a fantastic job of detailing all steps involved it makes it a lot easier. The finished result looks very good, I can understand why your so proud. Nice plate rack, great lens, blessed.

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      7 years ago

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      7 years ago

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      7 years ago

      @unstoppablecreativity: I know that you are probably a bit biased because you are my daughter but I appreciate your compliments just the same. Thanks hon, Have a beautiful day!

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      7 years ago

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      CoeGurl 

      7 years ago from USA

      Excellent lens. I look forward to reading more lenses from you!

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      unstoppablecreativity 

      7 years ago

      Great creativity and dedication on such a piece that many would not have the motivation to even attempt!! Your article was very informative and seemed easy to understand that I think anyone would feel comfortable enough to attempt this project on their own too. Look forward to your future articles and guides.

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      Laraine Sims 

      7 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      You did that! WOW!!!!

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      7 years ago

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      Twmarsh 

      7 years ago

      Looks like you did a great job with the cabinet. Well chronicled. Thanks for the tips!

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      serenity4me lm 

      7 years ago

      @JoshK47: Sometimes I know how to do things (not as easy to explain it to others, though). Hopefully, I will improve my tutorial skills in the months ahead. I do craft a lot, so I think I have some tuts to offer. I love tools too. Thank you so much for browsing my lens, it is much appreciated. Have a great night!

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      JoshK47 

      7 years ago

      I'm not much of a handyman, but this seems like a fantastic guide - maybe even I could manage to pull this off! :)

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      7 years ago

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      dannystaple 

      7 years ago

      Impressive and easy. Home made furniture is often great. Failing that - there is a growing number of "ikea hackers" who've figured out ways to hack ikea furniture to better suit them.

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      7 years ago

      @aesta1: After that lens I saw on Cambodian weddings, are you kidding me? You can do it, I have the confidence for you!

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      Mary Norton 

      7 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      This is really very detailed and easy to follow. What I need is the confidence to do it.

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      Mary Norton 

      7 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      This is really very detailed and easy to follow. What I need is the confidence to do it.

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      7 years ago

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      7 years ago

      My parents have always been DIY'ers but I have never been too handy. Lenses like this though really help if I wanted to try.

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      7 years ago

      @grandma deal: Thank you very much for your kindness. I know I am not a cabinet make by any means (more of a diy'er - crafter) but I definitely agree with your last statement there. Thank you much, have a beautiful day.

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      grandma deal 

      7 years ago

      Very good lens. And your plate rack is wonderful. I like the finishing touches you put on it. I was a cabinet maker for a long time. I believe woman should do whatever they are able, not what someone else thinks they should do. Great job!

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      7 years ago

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      7 years ago

      @Retro Loco: Thank you so much for stopping by and browsing my lenses. You are very kind. I have a passion for vintage china pieces too. I just love pretty dishes! Thanks, have a beautiful night!

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      7 years ago

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      Vicki 

      7 years ago from USA

      Your plate rack and china are gorgeous!!! Excellent lens with step-by-step instructions on how to build a plate rack cabinet. Thank you for sharing! ~Vicki~

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      LuvColorado 

      7 years ago

      Nicely done. This is very detailed and you are very talented!

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      7 years ago

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      7 years ago

      @lbrummer: You could do it, I'm sure of it! My momma taught me early on that women can do just about anything they have a mind to. Maybe, we can't do everything as well as men do, but we're not helpless, that's for sure. Thankyou for stopping by my lens. Have a beautiful day!

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      bdkz 

      7 years ago

      Beautiful!

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      Loraine Brummer 

      7 years ago from Hartington, Nebraska

      Beautiful plate rack. I'm impressed......I'd be happy if I could build a bird house.

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      Renaissance Woman 

      7 years ago from Colorado

      Very nicely done! Bravo for doing it yourself. Way better this way. :-)

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      serenity4me lm 

      7 years ago

      @KimGiancaterino: Thank you so much. Yes, they are quite fun to decorate and display the pretty stuff. Have a great night.

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      KimGiancaterino 

      7 years ago

      I wish we had room for a plate rack like this. We've been in love with them since staying at a farm in Tuscany where all the dishes were kept out in the open on wall racks. Wonderful job on the lens!

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      serenity4me lm 

      7 years ago

      @squid-janices7: Thank you so much for taking the time to browse my lens. Have a beautiful day!

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      squid-janices7 

      7 years ago

      Love the easy-to-follow instructions with images. What a great DIY project and fabulous lens!

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