|Project by DrewT||posted 04-27-2014 02:16 PM||1357 views||3 times favorited||2 comments|
I have seen several wine shelves that hold wine bottles and glasses made from pallets which is where my inspiration came from – I combined 2 designs that I liked. This will hold 12 bottles 7 upright five laying down including big bottles and 12 glasses below. I used 1” x 6” pine for the frame, pocket holes and glue and a 1 1/4” forstner bit for the bottom shelf for the bottle tops to rest on. I glued (2) 1” x 6” pine boards to create a 45º french cleat and will use anchor bolts to secure the cleat to studs. I struggled a bit with how to attach the cleat to the shelf cause I didn’t feel comfortable just screwing it to 3/4” wide pine so I notched 3/4” off half of each end of the cleat and attached the inside edge with a pocket hold screw which allowed for 2 places for glueing.
I’m new to woodworking so every new cut scares me especially the rip cut for the cleat….I removed the 60T blade and installed a 32T blade and it worked great. I bought a 2-pack of Dewalt blades which I’m very pleased with so far.
Probably gonna stain it with espresso which is what I have in hand….staining is my least favorite part of woodworking. Made a few mistakes along the way but overall I’m pleased but more importantly the wife is :)!