Dutch Hanging Plate or Pot Rack

Dutch Hanging Plate or Pot Rack

The old Dutch colonial style plate or pot rack illustrated in this drawing is intended to be attached to a living room wall when a complete dresser is not provided. It is a neat and very convenient article and these plans are easy to follow.

It is fitted with three grooved plate shelves A, A, A, and a shelf B, on which any standing vessels can be placed. In advance of, and above, the second and third shelves, and directly above the front edge of the first shelf, are the plate rests C, C, C. When the plates or dishes are placed in the rack, their edges lie in the grooves in the shelves, while they incline forward against the rests. This position allows the plates to be readily placed and removed.

Dutch Hanging Plate or Pot Rack

Fig. 1 shows the front of one end portion of the rack; and Fig. 2 is a vertical section of the same, showing the grooved shelves, the three plate rests, and the form of the end boards, which are grooved to receive the ends of the shelves, and mortised to receive the tenons of the plate rests. The construction is extremely simple, as indicated by the dotted lines in Fig. I. The ends to be 7/8 inch thick ; the shelves 3/8 inch thick ; the top and bottom, shaped wall-pieces, and vertical styles to be 7/8 inch thick; and the back boarding about 3/8 inch thick, grooved, tongued, and beaded.

The whole can be made of any desirable wood either varnished or painted. Pitch pine will be very suitable, and, if nicely dressed and varnished, will have a good appearance. White wood will be all that is necessary if the rack is to be painted.

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