Installing Oak Plate Racks in Solid Oak Kitchen Cabinets
If you are looking for a unique detail to suit a classic or country-style kitchen then look no further than our wood kitchen plate racks. This accessory is easy to fit and adds lashings of traditional character to any kitchen, whilst offering the perfect storage compartment for your most regularly used plates and saucers.
Our plate racks are made entirely from European oak – a hard-wearing and durable material that matches the timber used to create our solid oak kitchen cabinets. Each rack can be provided in sanded or lacquered finishes or painted in any of Farrow & Ball’s fine eggshell shades to match your kitchen.
How many plate racks should I buy?
Plate racking is provided in 1200mm lengths that are designed to hold up to 24 plates, but can be cut down to size easily using a basic wood saw or jigsaw, then re-finished with a light sanding. A single 1200mm section can be cut in half to fit to both the front and back of a 600mm wide wall cabinet; if fitting to wider cabinets, you will need two or more sections to fit out the cabinet properly.
The plate racks are 342mm high, designed to fit comfortably into our cabinets of 360mm tall wall cabinets, and can otherwise fit perfectly above or below a shelf (or two) in our cabinets measuring 570mm and higher.
How do I install oak plate racks?
Installing our plate racks is incredibly easy, taking no more than a few minutes with the correct tools; and once installed these items should never need any special maintenance. If your plate racks have been treated or finished, make sure they have been left to dry thoroughly before fitting them to the cabinet.
Oak plate racks can either be fitted by neatly gluing them into place using a strong wood adhesive, or attached with a number of screws for a secure fitting, whilst providing the possibility of removal should you wish. We usually recommend the latter installation technique, as you may decide to move them into another cabinet or paint them in the future.
Start by drilling a small pilot hole into the wood that is approximately 1mm less than your chosen screw size. To create a neat finish, follow up by using a counter-sink tool or drill bit so that the screw heads are not visible. We suggest one 35mm screw for every 300mm of plate rack length, so as to attach it securely into the frame of oak kitchen cabinets.