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How to Build a Ladder-Style Baker's Rack (page 2 of 2)

Add plenty of stylish storage with this classic ladder-style baker's rack. You'll have ample space for kitchen appliances, dishware, cookbooks and accessories.

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Step-by-Step Instructions:

Fasten the Slats

Position the center bottom slat centered on the bottom shelf support rails and attach to the shelf support rails using glue and #17 x 1-1/2-inch brads (Image 1). Position a bottom slat flush against the bottom back rail and bottom shelf rail on each end and attach to the shelf support rails using glue and 1-1/2-inch brads (Image 2).

Position the remaining bottom slats spaced equidistantly apart (Image 3), and attach using glue and 1-1/2-inch brads.

Position the center middle slat centered on the middle shelf support rails. Attach to the shelf support rails using glue and 1-1/2-inch brads. Position a middle slat flush against the mid-back rail and mid-side rail on each end and attach to the shelf support rails using glue and 1-1/2-inch brads.

Position the remaining middle slats spaced equidistantly and attach using glue and 1-1/2-inch brads.

Position the center top slat centered on the top shelf support rails and attach to the shelf support rails using glue and 1-1/2-inch brads (Image 3). Position a top slat flush against the top back rail and top side rail on each end, and attach to the shelf support rails using glue and 1-1/2-inch brads.

Position the remaining top slats spaced equidistantly and attach using glue and 1-1/2-inch brads.

Attach the Top Piece

Position the top flush against the back top rail and centered across the width of the assembly and attach using glue and 1-1/2-inch brads.

Apply Finishing Touches

Fill the brad holes with wood putty or stainable wood filler that is slightly darker than the stain you plan to apply. Paint or stain as desired. If staining, apply a pre-stain conditioner as directed by the manufacturer. Apply a topcoat of polyurethane as desired. Attach felt pads or furniture glides to the bottom of the legs if placing the baker's rack on flooring that could be marked by the wood.

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