Whether made of metal or wood, plate racks are the perfect way to display a collection of decorative plates in whatever house corner you may like. The design specificity of plate racks often varies according to cultural and folk details if a certain line of tradition is followed; thus, ceramic plates will very well go with carved plate racks for instance. In certain cases, the elements of such decorative compounds are deeply rooted in the history, even in the unwritten tradition of a place. This is the case with authentic, antique china, made of the finest porcelain and carefully displayed on equally stylish plate racks.
Presently, museums use special plate racks to display some of the most exquisite representations of ceramic art work, of which certain exhibits speak of a millenarian history. In case you are a very passionate collector who is only interested in unique pottery and china items, you can always have special plate racks customized according to your specifications. Such racks need to ensure proper plate fixation and eventually be included in a glass cover as well; not all plate collectors are comfortable with hanging the plate racks on the walls, which is why alternative solutions do have to exist.
For regular use, plate racks are usually purchased together with some installation instructions and even installation kits if they are more complex. A solid and safe wall hanging is the first goal you should set when you're planning to decorate your house with various collector's plates. Some plate racks are easier to hang than others if we consider the overall features of the items too. The size, the weight, the material the racks are made of, as well as the wall structure, all have a word to say in the hanging process. If the plate racks are too large or heavy to install on your own, turn to a team of professionals that can do the job for you in the safest of conditions.
If you are keen on designing and even making the plate racks on your own, try to follow some technical lines or a plan drawn in advance. You can even find some useful tips for such home crafts on the Internet, with the only mention that you'll always have to consider the specificity of the material you are planning to use. All the coordinates such as weight, height, storage capacity, material resistance and so on must be carefully analyzed for the most successful of outcomes.