"A plate rack with a unique design."

I am super excited about sharing this build. This DIY plate rack has been on my long list of "things I need to build" for a while and I'm glad to finally mark it off the list. 

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DIY Plate Rack for the Kitchen Home

I am a big fan of any build that gives me some extra storage in my home and it being something stylish is and extra plus. This was a quick, fun build I was able to tackle in one afternoon and I am excited to share my process of building it.

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DIY Plate Rack

The best part about this build is that I actually had the time to film it, so if my instructions get a little confusing, please feel free to check out my build video for additional help. Here it is:


2 - 1x6 @ 6ft

1 - 1x2 @ 6ft

1 - 1x4 @ 6ft

3/8" dowel

1 1/4" Pocket Hole Screws

Danish Oil - Walnut

DAP Rapid Fuse Glue

Cut List:

2 - 1x6 @ 33"

1 - 1x6 @ 22"

3 - 1x4 @ 22"

2 - 1x2 @ 22"

Tools Used:

Ryobi Drill/Driver

Ryobi Brushless Jigsaw

Bosch Spade Bits

Kreg Jig

Ryobi Brad Nailer

Ryobi Corner Cat Sander

Ryobi Inflator

Step 1: First I free handed the pattern for the coat rack sides (1x6 - 33") and then used my Ryobi brushless jigsaw to cut out the patterns on both sides. 

The Ryobi Brushless Jigsaw has a brushluss motor that creates more runtime, power, and faster cutting. It features a lock on trigger with a variable speed dial and is compatible with Ryobi's LITHIUM HP batteries for better performance.

Ryobi Brushless Jigsaw

To cut out the straight line on the coat rack sides I used my Diablo Ultra Finish Saw Blade. This saw blade is specifically designed to increase performance with each application. It features a thin laser cut kerf for durable and clean cuts and has carbide tips that can withstand extreme impact, allowing maximum durability.


Step 2: Next I used my Kreg jig to drill pocket holes into the support braces ( 1 x 4 - 22") for the plate rack. I used a 3/4" setting and 1 1/4" pocket hole screws.


I used my Ryobi Drill/Driver to screw in the supports. The Ryobi Drill/Driver has a new 3-jaw chuck with a quick hex bit insert, it features a 2-speed gear box and has a brushless motor that provides 50% longer run time, extending the tool's life span.

DIY Plate Rack

Step 3: After the support pieces were secure I added in the (1x6 - 22") bottom shelf and attached it to the assembled plate rack using my Ryobi Brad nailer and then attached the (1x2 - 22") trim peice with brad nails to the bottom shelf.

DIY Plate Rack

Step 4: I then added the two additional trim pieces to the plate rack using my Ryobi Drill/Driver.

DIY Plate Rack

Step 5: After the coat rack was assembled I used my Bosch Spade Bits to create the holes for the 3/8" dowels and then attached the dowels using DAP Rapid Fuse Glue.

DIY Plate Rack

The Bosch Spade Bit set drills 10x faster than any conventional spade bit and has full thread tips that grabs the wood and pulls the bit through. Its paddle design reduces bit jamming and creates better hole entry.

19 PC Bosch Daredevil Spade Bit Set

once the dowels were in place she was ready for finish. I decided to try this WACO - Danish Oil for the first time and absolutely loved it. It really made the poplar pop.

DIY Plate Rack

Once I sanded the plate rack she was ready to be hung and man does she look good!

DIY Plate Rack

This fun DIY was an easy way to bring some flavor to my kitchen and I  had tons f fun trying out some new tools, lets take one last look.

DIY Plate Rack

Thanks for reading guys. XOXO, Ashley

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January 26, 2019 — Ashley Basnight