|Project by Joe Brumley||posted 03-29-2008 08:19 PM||1867 views||1 time favorited||4 comments|
A friend of my requested a wine rack for his 30th birthday so this is what I came up with. I did a little research before building – I mean very little research – by measuring a couple of different wine bottles but I did not lay it all out very well. So while it does work there are some minor issues of how the wine bottles lay in the comparments along the bottom. I have not built one since then, and if I do, it will only be to improve on the design and give it to him anyway as he wanted a one of a kind piece.
I used oak that I acquired from a restaurant remodel that I did where we took out a few tables that were about 30” by 40” by 1 3/4”. The wood pieces are joined together using mortise and tenon with the top rails being joined using through mortise and tenons.To keep the two frames together I epoxied 1/2” copper pipes between them and then for the wine bottle supports I used 3/8”o.d. soft copper pipe with copper caps epoxied to the ends.
I can’t remember the dimensions but it holds 9 bottles of wine. I’m not real proud of how it turned out but it was a fun project to design and figure out how to make the connections.
-- Joe, Indiana, http://www.crookedshack.com