Free Plans to Build a Joss & Main Inspired Edison Cabinet

DIY Plans to Organize Plates or Craft Supplies

I swear, if I had the wall space, I would build this cabinet to display plates and bowls! I love it – it is such an easy and quick build, plus it can be stained or painted to match any decor! The free plans to build a Joss & Main Inspired Edison Cabinet is the perfect way to display dinnerware in an easy to build farmhouse-style cabinet! The cabinet features trim at the top and vertical dowels to separate plates or serving trays, plus a shelf below for bowls or other pieces. This cabinet can be easily mounted to the wall, secured through the back into the wall studs.

diy plate organizer Cabinet

Materials:

Lumber:

  • One half sheet of 3/4″ plywood
  • 1 – 1×2 at 4′
  • 5 – 3/8″ dowels at 3′
  • Trim for the sides and front (under the top)

Cut List:

  • 2 – 3/4″ plywood at 7-3/4″ x 21″ – Sides
  • 1 – 3/4″ plywood at 7-3/4″ x 23-1/2″ – Bottom
  • 1 – 3/4″ plywood at 20″ x 21″ – Back
  • 1 – 3/4″ plywood at 6-1/4″ x 20″ – Shelf
  • 2 – 1×2 at 20″ – Front
  • 9 – 3/8″ dowels at 12-1/2″ – Front Spindles
  • 1 – 3/4″ plywood at 8-3/4″ x 23-1/2″ – Top
  • Trim for sides and front (cut to fit)

Click on the drawings for a larger view!

Step One

Cut the pieces for the side. Cut the decorative arc as shown using a jigsaw or band saw. Drill pocket holes in in the bottom of each piece – there will be a left and a right!

Cut the piece for the bottom. Position the sides on the bottom as shown (located 1″ in from each end) and secure using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws.

diy plate organizer Cabinet_Side 

diy plate organizer Cabinet_Bottom

Step Two

Cut the piece for the back and drill pocket holes in three edges as shown. Secure to the sides and the bottom using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws.

 diy plate organizer Cabinet_Back

Step Three

Cut the piece for the shelf and drill pocket holes in three edges. Position as shown (3/4″ back from the front edge of the sides) then secure using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws.

 diy plate organizer Cabinet_Shelf

Step Four

Cut the pieces for the front spindles. Mark and drill nine 3/8″ diameter holes at 1/2″ deep spaced 2″ on center along one edge of each board. Cut nine dowels at 12-1/2″. Fit the dowels into the holes, then secure the spindle and front pieces to the front of the cabinet using glue and 1-1/4″ brad nails . The top of the lower front piece (where the holes are drilled) will be flush with the shelf.

diy plate organizer Cabinet_Front 1 

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Step Five

Cut the piece for the top. The front and sides will overlap by 1″. Secure using glue and 1-1/4″ brad nails through the top into the sides and back.

Measure and cut the side pieces for the trim. Secure using glue and 1-1/4″ brad nails, then cut and secure the front trim.

 diy plate organizer Cabinet_Top

 diy plate organizer Cabinet_Trim

To hang on the wall, locate the studs in the wall and secure the cabinet with screws through the back into the studs.

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Originally posted 2013-03-26 08:00:44.