Plate Racks

I imagined that to design a plate rack would be very simple. As you can see from the photos below, it took me several attempts before I was happy. The initial attempts looked much too heavy & I had to thin out the material before the design looked ‘right’.

A lot of the designs I have seen have the rack screwed in place from the outside with the screw holes plugged. I didn’t like that idea, as I was concerned that the screws might split the rail of the rack. I therefore spent quite a bit of time making a dowel jig to allow me to blind drill the sides, so that the construction was invisible.

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Pine ‘Shaker style’ plate rack, finished in Farrow & Ball lime white
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Early prototype plate racks to refine proportions & experiment with construction methods.