Roost + Restore
Do it Yourself

Barn Wood Plate Display


  • Barn Wood
  • Screws
  • Drill

This project actually stemmed from my DIY RAE DUNN PLATES project. After making those beauties I needed a way to display them in my decor….and here we are.

This DIY is short, sweet and to the point…just the way I like it! Like my friend, Brooke with Re-Fabbed, always says “Ain’t nobody got time for hard projects!” If you’re the type that loves simple DIY with a BIG result then this one is just for you. It took me about 5 minutes tops!

First and foremost you will need a board.

I used a piece of old barn wood from another project and decided I’d use it to display my plates instead. I simply adore the character of authentic barn wood. Especially this piece since it came off the barn on the farm we live on. It has history and knows this land better than I do at this point.

Now y’all please forgive me, but for the life of me I can not remember to get a picture of this wood piece before styling it. I promise I will come back and share a photo of it and the barn it came from in the near future…ps mom brain is a real thing!

Before getting into the big stuff, you will need to fashion some sort of hanger on the backside of your board. I used a couple screws and some twine…nothing too technical, just as long as it will hold.

Now that your board is ready to hang let’s dive into the hard part….if you can really even call it that.

Grab your plates and line them up on the board where you’d like them to sit. Remember to account for different sized plates for when you decide to switch out your decor. Though I didn’t, feel free to measure.

Grab some long screws. I opted for a grey coated as opposed to the shiny ones, just so they would blend better with the wood color.

Simply position your screws on either side of the apex of the plate. (My hubby taught me that word.) I looked at him like he was crazy when he told me that. He later explaned it’s the point where the curve of the edge of the plate changes direction. Who knew??? NOT ME! Geometry is not my thing (insert sweating emoji here) haha!

Just a side note, DO NOT insert your screws past the height of the rim of the plate. They need to come out just a tad further than the plate itself so there is room to prop the plate. You can see here that I used the width of my fingers as a guide to know when to stop screwing.

Repeat the above step for your remaining plates. Your screws should look like this.

Be sure to use screws with a large enough head that the edge of the plate will rest against it. If not then they will slide off the ends.

The only thing left to do is hang this beauty and style with your favorite plates or dishes! I used mine to display my DIY RAE DUNN CHRISTMAS PLATES


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  • Reply
    at 3:52 PM

    So cute, I love it

    • Reply
      at 3:17 AM

      Thank you so much! It was super fun and easy!

    • Reply
      at 1:18 AM

      Thank you so much!

  • Reply
    Lesley Obert
    at 11:15 AM

    LOVE THIS!!!!!!!

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