Matthew and I built a couple of wine racks and thought we would share in a blog. First off, we built an addition on to our kitchen about a year and a half ago. We are now getting around to putting in the extra cabinets needed.
We needed to create a couple of filler cabinets about 7” wide. Wine racks is what we came up with. Though we consume alcohol as often as a vegetarians eat meat (Well, perhaps a little more) once filled with bottles of wine, they should look ok.
Starting off, we cut the sides. 11 1/4×32. With the 3/4 face frame, they will end up 12”. Since we couldn’t get any finished 1 side material, we used 5/8 melamine and skinned it with 1/8” oak ply. Worked fine.
We bradded the sides on then filled the holes with a little oak crayon. You can barely notice the brads.
Once the skins were on, it was out to the table saw to run a few dados for the back. The brads on the back were tacked about 1” in from the side so as to not be in the way of the blade when cutting the dado.
Matthew set up his dado height with a Betterly Una-Gauge – We really enjoy the multi configuration of this tool
Here the height is brought to 5/16 .3125 of an inch.
Now we move the fence 9/16 away from the blade with another configuration
Now we run a couple of dadoes
A little assembly. 2” brads
To make the lattice, we cut some oak down to 3/8×5/8. Next we 45’d the corners and half lapped them.
Next we glue them up
A little sanding, then stain
Next we begin the face frame. Styles we cut to 1 1/2 and the rails 2” then pocket screwed them together
This is what we have thus far
Box, Frame, Lattice
Matthew is tacking the lattice to the inside of the face frame with 5/8 brads
Once we attach the face frame to the cabinet, we are finished.
Securing wine rack to additional cabinets
Here we are, a wine rack on each side of the Over the stove cabinet. Next we have a corner cabinet to make and one other smaller cabinet and we are finished the cabinets. Next is the remainder of the doors and counter top.
Was a fun day. :)
-- Michael and Matthew