|Project by Paul Bucalo||posted 01-07-2015 02:24 AM||1264 views||1 time favorited||9 comments|
I just finished a prototype build of a wine bottle and glasses rack. The incentive for my design came from an Instructables build by foradoescritorio:
Lumber used started out as ~ 5/8” pallet wood run through the thickness planer to get a smooth-faced 1/2”. Edges were left rough for effect. I created this ad hoc: trial, fit and error. The following pictures are of the completed rack less sanding and finish. A lot of mistakes were made, so there isn’t any doubt that this will be used in our house and not become a template for future builds.
I went with two scenarios on usage. The first is to use three wine glasses. All three slots are identical. The second scenario I like better, where a mechanical cork remover hangs in the middle slot. I would need to change the size and shape of the middle slot accordingly.
Next prototype: for visual balance, make the wine bottle holder much smaller, moving it to the left so that the wine bottle is centered against the backboards. This would only work if I use the center slot for the cork remover, or remove the slot altogether and add a hanger beneath the shelf where the wine bottle holder meets it.
Now all I have to do is decide on a finish. Should I go dark, natural, wipe off paint wash or distressed paint finish?
-- -- Paul Bucalo, Upstate NY USA