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Make an Above the Sink Cabinet with a Plate Rack for a Dollhouse Kitchen

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Make an Upper Kitchen Cabinet with a Plate Rack for a Dolls' House Kitchen
Dollhouse kitchen plate rack cabinet with hooks for cups

A shabby chic dollhouse scale kitchen cabinet with a plate rack and cup hooks as well as a shelf.

Photo © 2012 Lesley Shepherd

This miniature cabinet designed for a dolls' house kitchen features an angled plate rack and hanging pegs for cups. The cabinet as shown is designed to fit between other upper cabinets for a modular dollhouse kitchen. It can be built and used as a stand alone piece for displaying dollhouse china if you wish.

Upper cabinets in modern kitchens are designed to be 1 foot (30cm) deep. The height of the cabinets can vary. I've set my cabinet to be 2 1/2 inches tall in 1:12 scale, equivalent to a 30 inch upper kitchen cabinet. With the cup rail beneath the cabinet and the crown moldings, the overall size of the finished piece is 2 3/4 inches tall, 1 inch deep and 2 1/2 inches wide to match the width of the dollhouse scale kitchen sink cabinet

When deciding on measurements for your plate rack cabinet, make sure you leave enough space between shelves to allow for the front edge of the plate rack and the size of the plates so distance between shelves should be at least 1 to 1 1/4 inches (2.5 to 4 cm) in 1:12 scale. If you wish to make a stand alone plate rack cabinet, you can curve the sides of the cabinet case to make the cabinet a bit more decorative. The sides of my cabinet are straight sided so the plate rack cabinet can be fitted into a wall of other upper kitchen cabinets in a dollhouse kitchen.

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