DIY Old Fashion Plate Rack
Create an old fashion menu board for your home to hold your plates and cutting boards. I loved creating this project with the sponsor of Blue Ridge Tools on this post.
Creating a plate rack letter to add a vintage style to your dining room.
First measure the space that you will be putting the plate rack. Once you decide on the total width and height, you will decide how many racks you will have. I chose to have 3 sections that way I would have wide spaces. I cut the 1x2 pine board in (2) pieces at 54inches and (2) pieces at 36inches. Then, I cut the base board molding into (3) pieces at 34 inches. Finally I cut the stipe molding into (6) pieces that are 36inches long.
Once all of the pieces were cut, I took 1x2 pine boards to build the frame. I used the nail gun to put the frame together.
After putting the frame together. I took the pieces of base molding that I cut, to make sure that they fit inside the frame.
Then I took the strip molding and laid them across the frame to make sure they fit properly.
I took the frame out and painted the frame and the molding strips. Once they were painted, I used my Blue Ridge Tools to attach the frame to the wall.
Once the frame was attached to the wall by screws with my Blue Ridge Electric Screw Driver and level.
Now that the frame is attached you want to make sure the space between the base molding is spaced out evenly. I did 17 1/2 inches that way the space was even. The base molding is what will hold the bottom of you plates in place.
After the base molding is attached to the wall by nails, you will then take the Blue Ridge Level and a metal sqaure to draw the lines straight across. The first like was at 5inches below the frame and the second line was 1/2 inch below the first. This is to create the space between the lines. The third line was 4 inches below the second one because, my vinyl letters are 4inches tall. You will repeat this process 3 times in each section.
Once the lines are drawn you can start putting your letters on the board. I used a family recipe for the letting on this board. You could use a recipe or even make a menu board.
The letters were attached to transfer paper to put on the wall.
I placed the letters in the lines and took a plastic putty knife to adhere them to the wall and then peeled off the transfer paper.
Now that the letters are on the board. I took a magic eraser to remove the pencil lines from the wall. You will then take you strip molding and place it on the frame to help hold your plates and cutting boards in.
I placed the strip molding 2 inches above the base molding and then took the second piece of strip molding and placed it above the first piece. I took the nail gun and attached one side of the molding to the frame and then took my level to make sure the pieces was straight across before attaching the other side.
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Ann Eichenberger on Jun 25, 2020
Wow. I love your plate holder. It is so slim that it doesn’t stick out from the wall like many plate holders do. Thank for posting this very clever project.
Vicki Westfall on Jan 20, 2021
Super cute and a great filler for your wall since you can customize to fit your space. Curious as to what font and what size you made the letters you used. Excited to try this! Thank you!!
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