Over the weekend I finally finished a project I’ve been dreaming of since the day we moved into our new home. It only took me about 15 months to finally get around to it ;) You know the feeling, right? Good, glad I’m not the only one!
So to the left of my kitchen island there is a big blank wall. It’s really been an eye sore because it makes it feels like my kitchen was incomplete.
But now we have some beautiful new DIY platter racks to fill in the space and bring all of the wood elements together in my kitchen!
The wood from the island, bar stools, woven roman shades and now the platter racks seem to bring some balance to the kitchen.
So here’s how we made them:
- (3) 1×4 boards, 3ft each (for the bottom and two back boards)
- (2) 1×4 boards, 9 inches each (for the sides)
- (1) 3/8″ x 2″, 3ft (for the front)
- (1) 3/8″ x 3″, 3ft (for the bottom lip)
We screwed in the two 9″ side boards into the bottom board. Next we screwed in the top back board flush with the top of the side boards. The next board along the back went on just about an inch lower than the top board on the back side (see photo above for all these steps).
Next we nailed on the front board (the 3/8″ x 3″ x 3ft board) with our nail gun. This create the front lip so your platters don’t slide out. We also nailed on the second front board (the 3/8″ x 2″ x 3ft board) that holds the platters in place, about 2 inches above the bottom lip.
When it was all screwed and nailed in place we stained both platter racks. You can definitely do this before but with this particular stain I don’t ever fear doing it at the end of my project. It’s definitely my go-to stain since it goes on with one coat and dries quickly.
For the finishing touches we added some d-hooks to the back so we could hang these suckers!
And here’s how it looks on the wall!
And in case you want a better diagram of the wood cuts…
I’m loving how this finished off our kitchen and provides storage for some of my serving pieces. We actually created a third platter rack but I’m not quite sure I need it. Might end up giving it to one of my sister’s instead or finding another spot in our home… maybe add some hooks for a bathroom shelf?
Now my kitchen is feeling complete with these new DIY platter racks
and building all 3 cost less than $30!