Outdoor dish rack for those pretty summer plates and cups! DIY plans from Ana-white.com
3 - 1x4 @ 8 feet long (there's extra figured in here)
2 - 1x2 @ 8 feet long
2 - 1x4 @ 39-3/4" (sides)
1 - 1x4 @ 35" (top)
4 - 1x4 @ 31-1/2" (shelves)
6 - 1x2 @ 31-1/2" (rails and back supports)
Please read through the entire plan and all comments before beginning this project. It is also advisable to review the Getting Started Section. Take all necessary precautions to build safely and smartly. Work on a clean level surface, free of imperfections or debris. Always use straight boards. Check for square after each step. Always predrill holes before attaching with screws. Use glue with finish nails for a stronger hold. Wipe excess glue off bare wood for stained projects, as dried glue will not take stain. Be safe, have fun, and ask for help if you need it. Good luck!
Build the basic frame with the 1x4s. I used 3/4" pocket holes and 1-1/4" pocket hole screws.
I used pocket holes again to attach the bottom to the sides. Cup hooks can be attached to this board for added functionality.
I attached the front rails with pocket holes on the back side. For the top one, I also added finish nails through the top.
It is always recommended to apply a test coat on a hidden area or scrap piece to ensure color evenness and adhesion. Use primer or wood conditioner as needed.