|Project by KnickKnack||posted 08-23-2013 10:43 AM||1840 views||14 times favorited||12 comments|
I apologise that this isn’t “haut woodwork”, but it’s a functional wine rack that’s pretty easy to make, and someone may find something in it of interest.
I’m often green with envy when I see those “reclaimed palette wood” projects people make – in my part of the world I’m lucky to find anything useable that isn’t riddled with worm, or rot, or something. This wood is pine and is full of drill holes.
But I badly needed another wine rack, and I wasn’t sure how this design was going to look, or whether it would be strong enough, so I thought I’d make it on the “cheap and cheerful” and, if necessary, call it “prototype”.
It takes 32 bottles, or 52 if you “double-stack” as shown on shelf 2 (from the bottom). I deliberately made the shelf spacing extra wide so I could see the labels without having to move the bottles. And also so I could double-stack if required.
There’s an obvious nod in the direction of Rietveld in terms of joinery, as there often is in my work.
I had intended to put strip lights between the 2 sets of vertical legs, and I may still do so – good plan except that the “cellar” has no electricity!
Only about 30 bottles left for which to find a good, horizontal, home.
Crappy pine and no finish.
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