|Project by Navig8r||posted 03-21-2011 04:18 PM||3037 views||20 times favorited||4 comments|
So I will need a space for 30+ bottles of homemade wine that we are soon to bottle. So begins the idea for the wine rack.
I needed something relatively cheap, with function and structure being more important than looks since it will be in a closet.
I made a few sketches , a couple sample support pieces and had a lot of info in my head (as with most things I build).
It is all from pine. The front and back horizontal supports are actually 2×2 furring strips from Lowes. Like I said, cheap was a consideration.
I can’t seem to keep any project very simple, so there was much router/table use.
I assembled all the ‘levels’ first.. then went from there.
I made a simple face frame front, to add a bit of decor, as well as keep the tops of the bottles ‘behind’ the front of the rack. I didn’t want them sticking out.
All screwed and glued together….. Lots of use of my Kreg Jig Jr.
Rack is designed to hold 48 regular bottles, with the top 2 levels sized to hold 5 large bottles each, for a total of 58 bottles. Large and small will each fit anywhere, but sit best in the spaces designed specifically for their size.
Each level is mounted 1” higher in the back to keep the corks wet, with a recess routed in the supports to help position the bottles back far enough to keep the necks from sticking out the front.
Finished it is 26”wide. 60 1/2” tall, and approx 18” D
The top is just lauan plywood I had around, with a plycap type moulding I made around the edge.
I believe my total cost.. wood, screws and glue was around $70-75.00
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