Plate rack

March 4, 2012

My idea for making a plate rack was to make it as simple as possible in design and it had to be very practicle in use. For the top shelf I made sliding dovetails, the strongest joint you can have for shelfs for the rest mortise and tenon joints, the two back plates are slotted in glued and screwed.

Find out where support is needed

Check  the plates won’t fall out

Drill the square holes for the sticks with the mortiser, through two supports in one go.

The ash is very flexible it won’t break easy, still I made sure that the sticks can be replaced

To hang the plate rack on the thin wooden wall I used metal wall plates, two on the plate rack two on the wall , first I screwed a board of the same ash on the other side of the wall for use as a coat hanger, but more important I could use longer screws to secure the plate rack on to the wall.

I left  the handcarved pegs of for a while to let them acclimatize in this kitchen space to shrink , I made them out of green hawthorn.

All finished and oiled

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