|Project by Elvin||posted 02-02-2011 09:52 PM||5951 views||5 times favorited||9 comments|
Hello all and Happy New Year,
It has been a while since I last posted a project but I finally finished a kitchen island with a wine rack for my son and his wife. It was truly a learning experience. The butcher block top is hard Maple which turned out to be the easier part of the project. Most of my difficultly was with the wine rack. I made the mistake of constructing the carcass first and then trying to construct the wine rack inside the opening. That was the challenge. First I placed the front and rear racks in the cabinet and tested it with a wine bottle. Some wine bottles fit perfectly but others fell through the opening. Then I had to add the runners to hold any size bottles. After a lot of trial and error I finally got them to work. Next was trying to spray paint the interior of the rack. I have a turbo sprayer with canister and it was to large for the opening. It took a while but finally completed the spraying process. Like I said it was a learning process and next time, if there is a next time, I would make the wine rack first, paint it, install it into the cabinet and then add the face frame. Overall I was happy with the project, learned a lot and the kids are now enjoying their new island. I hope you enjoy.
-- Elvin, Southern California, "How great would life be if we lived a little of it everyday"