Wine Rack with drawer

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Project by JeffG posted 12-07-2010 05:47 AM 2211 views 3 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Trying to make a contemporary wine rack that when finished could be reassembled after being shipped halfway across the country for a Christmas present was a neat challenge. After a conversation with my brother-in-law about what he would like as a gift for him and his wife, I sat down and designed this piece so it would only need 24 screws to assemble after unwrapping. The stackable boxes fit together using feet that fit into grooves and I finished them in a way that they can use one of the boxes on a counter or table as a centerpiece if they have a party and want to show off the wines.

This 18 bottle wine rack measures 27” wide by 30” tall and 10” deep, and is made of clean pine with a red mahogany stain and finished with several coats of clear shellac. The final weight is 40 pounds, so it’s nice and sturdy.

The best part is gift giving for them will be easy in the future – I can just make them another box to add to the rack.

-- Jeff G, North Syracuse, NY

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#1 posted 12-07-2010 06:08 AM

Very cool design!

-- Z, Rockwall, TX

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#2 posted 12-07-2010 11:56 AM

That’s a very unique and well crafted piece of woodworking Jeff. I like how you compartmentalized each shelf a lot. That’s a very clever idea. Thanks for sharing it with us.

-- Better to say nothing and be thought the fool... then to speak and erase all doubt!

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#3 posted 12-07-2010 12:29 PM

Nice work, looks great.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#4 posted 12-07-2010 04:14 PM

Great idea that you can add to in the future.

I do have one question: Did you put the cross slats on the top of the boxes as a design element for balancing out the look of the bottom slats that actually hold the wine, or is it so the box can be face up or face down and it won’t matter? I’m asking because it looks like you wouldn’t be able to stand the box on-edge and still have the slats catch the wine, as they appear to be too far apart for that particular application?

Definitely has a more contemporary look to it with the modular design. I really like how you designed around your shipping challenge as well.

May I suggest using something like Renaissance Wax, or something harder like that to place on the slats since the wine will be sliding in and out all the time? Not sure the shellac is going to like all that rubbing.

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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