DIY Vintage Inspired Plate Rack #HandmadeFurniture #30DayFlip

Back in the spring, the little eat-in area of my kitchen was refreshed during a fun group challenge called the I was shocked that I actaully managed to get everything done, except for the plate rack that was planned to go over this blue chest. This, my friends, was so disappointing.
So, over the next few months, I searched high and low for an affordable plate rack that fit my space. Know what I found? Bumpkis. So when the September rolled around, I knew it was my destiny. This month's theme was furniture. Any kind, done any way you like. And, I decided that I would like it just fine....finished, affordable, and made-to-order.
To this end, I started by figuring the size and making a template. This helped me see how to tweak the dimensions to better fit the space.
Then the back frame (left) and a special wall cleat (right) was built. All of the screws were countersunk (middle picture).
Beadboard was then nailed to the frame (middle) and shelves were attached through the back (right) using wood screws.
After the shelves were attached through the back (left), the sides were then attached to the shelves. After that, the seams were caulked and the countersunk screws were covered with wood putty. After a light sanding, the piece received a couple coats of paint (semi-gloss).
When it was dry, it was hung on the wall cleat and attached to the cleat and wall studs using wood screws. The piece measures 36 inches wide and 48 inches high.
It was truly one of the easiest pieces I've ever designed and built. When it was finished, I stepped back and wondered what took me so long.
If you have questions, all of the information is detailed on the blog. There is also a section about the scallop at the top and the shelf ledges.
But, for specific questions, please don't hesitate to ask right here. It's always nice to chat. :-)

The is a fun challege for bloggers and non-bloggers. Every month is a different theme. We'd love to have you join in the fun.

And, as always, thanks so much.
Susie @ The Chelsea Project Blog
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