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

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Materials List for a Dollhouse Kitchen Plate Rack Cabinet
Cabinet carcass sections for a dollhouse scale kitchen plate rack cabinet

Beadboard back, cabinet case top and sides for a doll house scale kitchen plate rack cabinet.

Photo © 2012 Lesley Shepherd

The materials you need build this cabinet will depend on the scale you are working in. I used craft basswood (tilia or lime) 1 inch (2.5cm) wide 3/32 inch (2mm) stock for the sides, shelves and top of the cabinet, and 3 inch wide(7.5cm), 1/16 inch (1mm) stock for the beadboard for the back of the cabinet. The miniature beadboard instructions are given separately, as you may choose to make a cabinet with a plain back or no back.

I also used small crown molding for upper trim for the stand alone cabinet, and as a stop for the back of the plate rack. You may want to wait to add the crown molding to the top of the cabinet until after all the other upper cabinets are in place for your dolls house kitchen.

The cup hook / peg rail was made from a scrap of wooden coffee stir stick. A scrap of 3/16 inch square stock was used to make the supports for the plate rail and I used 20 gauge wire for the plate supports.

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Assemble the Basic Upper Cabinet Carcass

To build the cabinet I set up three sections. The cabinet carcass used two sides, one inch (2.5 cm)wide by 2 3/8 inches (6 cm) long, cut from 3/32 (2mm) thick stock. The top is cut from the same one inch (2.5 cm) stock to a length of 2 1/2 inches(6.5 cm) The top is glued across the ends of the sides as shown, then the backing section is glued inside the back and top. My beadboard backing section was cut to 2 5/16 inches wide (5.9 cm) by 2 5/16 inches long (5.9 cm). I painted my beadboard backing on both sides before gluing it into the back of the cabinet carcass.

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