5 Favorite Farmhouse Plate Racks

I have put together 5 of the most beautiful and functional plate racks that you will find!

Part of my plans for my dining room makeover include doing something with this big wall space to the left of the door leading into the kitchen.  If you missed my post about my makeover plans, click HERE to read it.



A wooden dining room table with a beaded chandelier above it.

I was waffling between a diy plate rack or a collage of pretty botanic prints.  I’ve think that I’ve decided on a wall plate rack so that I can display some of my beautiful plates and platters.  I’d like to expand on my collection and I think it would be fun to be able to change them out for the holidays.

This is a look at the wall from the side.  You can see that I don’t have a lot of extra room for something to stick out into the space very far.  Whatever I come up with will have to be shallow.

The dining room with an arrow pointing to where the plate rack will go on the wall.

I’m still swooning over the planked wall, btw.  It has totally transformed the feel of the room.  In a good way!  If you missed the reveal, click HERE to read my secret to the easiest and fastest planked wall ever.

Back to the wall mounted plate rack.  I’ve been looking for inspiration and here are a few of my favorites.

I love the simplicity of this plate storage rack and that it fits perfectly between two doors.  I won’t be able to do that with mine though.

A white plate rack with wooden bread boards and plates on it.

Rooms For Rent

My farmhouse plate rack shelf will have to be a floating one, kind of like this.  This one is perfect above the tea cart.

A large plate rack filled with china and stainless steel plates.

Hymns And Verses

I love the “feet” added to this tall plate rack.

A tall narrow plate rack on the side of a wall.

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The moulding on this plate storage rack makes it feel like a piece of furniture.  Love it!

A rack that takes up the whole wall with blue and white plates on it in the kitchen.

Brooks & Falotico

Lastly, this is one of my absolute favorites!  I would have to reimagine it a bit though, as it’s too deep for my wall and a bit too distressed for my dining room.  Hmmm….

A wooden hutch with pitchers and bowls, glasses on it.

Lilla Blanka

I think I need to do a little brainstorming and sketching!  Do you have a favorite?

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  1. I love this look, Suzy, and would like to have the same thing on my kitchen wall. It will be perfect in your dining room!
    love and blessings~
    Lynda @ Gates of Crystal

    1. I love them too, Lynda. I tried to fit one into my kitchen, but I don’t have a good place for one, so I was uber excited when I realized that I could put one in the dining room!

  2. Teddee Grace says:

    I am so in love with that narrow one with the feet! Hope you can put feet on yours and that you also use molding. What a fun project.

    1. I love those feet! It makes it look like a piece of furniture instead of something hanging on the wall. I hope I can figure out a design that they would work with. Still scheming in my head…

  3. I love plate racks! I’ve been wanting one for quite sometime. I have a perfect place for one in my kitchen. I’ve been shopping around for one, but so far nothing has hit me. No way can I DIY one!

    1. Hi Nancie. I’ve looked and looked for just the right thing, but I can’t find what I want at an affordable price. So if I want one, I have to diy it. I’ll do a tutorial that hopefully you could follow if you want to give it a try!

      1. I would love to build one especially with feet

  4. I love the last one. If you could figure out how to make it work for you. I also like the hymns and verses but maybe in a different color.

  5. Love the idea of the plate racks, so beautiful and clutter free! Thank you so much for sharing!

  6. I just wanted to say hello as I’ve never been to your blog before (found you from The Scoop party today). Anyway, love this post! A plate rack is such a classic! Can’t wait to see what you do!

    And thanks for the inspiration photos (I’m pinning away!)


  7. Those are all beautiful! Most of them really have a built-in kind of feel that makes them seem more purposeful than just something slapped up on a wall. Looking forward to seeing what you end up with!

  8. Now I NEEEEED a plate rack! I’ll have to figure out if I can make one work in my dining room. That would be a great way to display some of my great-grandma’s china! Thanks for sharing at Throwback Thursday!

  9. Plate racks always seem so homey to me. Thanks for sharing with us on Throwback Thursday!


  10. I know what you mean dear Suzy. I too wanted a plate rack for a thin wall I have on my kitchen and finally I did. I just love my new addition to my kitchen!

  11. How many inches above the shelf do you place the single dowel? My shelves will be either 11 or 13 inches apart?
    Thank you.

    1. Hi Mary. I can’t answer your question exactly as none of the plate racks are mine. My guess is that it’s about 5″ above the shelf that the plate rests on. The person/blog that each plate rack is from is listed right below each image. You might try going to their blog and asking them. I’m sorry I couldn’t be more help!

  12. Laura Uruburu says:

    I found mine on Etsy and I love it! I added bead board to the back, and small pieces of trim on the front of the shelves to prevent the plates from sliding out! It looks like the first one of your pictures.

  13. Susan Malizia says:

    I love the narrower tall plate rack with feet! Hoping I can talk my (talented) husband into making one. =)

  14. Debra may says:

    I love #1 with the bakery sign at the top! Super cute!!

  15. My son made me a large plate rack and I love displaying my platers and cutting board
    collection. Thanks for giving me more ideas to use.

  16. Do you have any DIY suggestions for making one?

  17. love the end of cupboard one. How much?