Kitchen Organization - Plate Rack Ideas

Hey guys,

The cold weather have me in an organizing frenzy. I know. Not fun at all.
And to make matters worse, the house looks messier than when I started to organized stuff.
I have nothing to show about all the re-arranging, instead I found a few pictures I took last week when setting the table for a brunch and that gave me the idea for this post about plate racks.

I love plate racks!

Having the plates upright, in a line, makes me happy. I can see them better than when they're stacked up on the horizontal.Well, in the end, a plate rack is a stylish and convenient way to store your plates.

Over the years, I've been
able to use a few different kinds of plate racks, starting with these ones:
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I got these set of wooden plate racks when a Crate and Barrel store near us, closed its doors. These are the simplest plate racks you can buy or build.
Yes. This is an easy build, using square and round dowels and glue.
I blogged about this type of plate rack right HERE, where I shared the dimensions of the ones I got, so it would be easy for you to build them.

I've been using this type of plate rack inside one of the wall cabinets in my kitchen to store salad plates.
 I'm also using another rack, with wider space in between dowels, to store glass bakeware.
If DIY is not a feasible route for you, you can buy pre-made sets like the one right HERE. Remember to use glue when assembling them, in order to create strong joints.

I tried to use these small plate racks to store dinner plates, but the dowels where too short for those big plates. That prompted me to go for another alternative when I was organizing this cabinet.
Building your own plate rack gives you the option to customize it to your own needs or plates. :)
This is a semi-fixed solution. Screws hold it in place, but it can be disassembled when you need to clean or paint the cabinet.
 The complete instructions on how to build and install this plate rack are right HERE.
On the wall or on the side of the fridge plate racks are, in my opinion, a very easy DIY project. The empty space becomes the back of the plate rack and you only need to build the rack, that looks like a ladder.
That small space on the side of my fridge was turned into a charming place to store platters.

All the details about this side of the fridge plate rack are right HERE.
I've been having fun with this metal farmhouse plate rack with a nice distressed finish. It holds way more plates than the other plate racks I have... 18. And it's pretty sturdy.
 Here, I used it as a centerpiece on my table.

 It's a piece that serves both, storage and decorative purposes nicely.

Well, now you see how much I love plate racks. :) Tell me which one is your favorite or the want you want to build!
diy plate rack - kitchen
I now set my eyes in another type of rack... This coffee mug rack.  Ha, it's been in my wish list for a very long time, but I just don't have a wall where to hang it! :D

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  1. I really like the one with the dowels right in the front of the cabinet. I actually like them all. You are so clever with your building skills. xo Diana

    1. I'm with you, Diana, I like them all! :D Thanks for stopping by and for your kind words.


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