|Forum topic by NBeener||posted 11-07-2010 08:41 PM||3553 views||0 times favorited||13 replies|
11-07-2010 08:41 PM
This is NOT about the garbage taking place on this site :-)
I seem to have a real problem with building wine racks :rolleyes:
From what I read, I should have been okay with cutting 1-1/2” holes in my (3/4” thick) side panels, and letting the wine bottles (nominally, the necks are about 1-1/10” in diameter) hang from those holes … BY their (scrawny) necks.
And … I think it DOES work.
But my wife … AND the husband of the gift recipient … both have concerns about weight tending to pull the bottles down, and potentially making them slip OUT OF the holes.
I genuinely don’t think it will happen, BUT ….
I’m working on some re-designs that will both ENSURE the bottles are okay AND dress up the piece a little more.
1) On the inside of each panel, I can run either a single block of wood over EACH hole, or a LONGER piece of wood over BOTH holes. The piece of wood would be between 3/8” and 1/2” thick, and would COVER the top … roughly 3/8” of each hole.
This approach pretty much KEEPS the bottles parallel to the floor, and prevents them from moving. It also spreads any force out over a larger area, decreasing any PSI risk. I can do this in matching QSWO or … complementary woods;
2) I could TRY to drill OUT the holes, at a 45 degree angle, downward. This would point the bottles down, and cradle the “shoulder” of the bottle in the tapered, downward-facing, larger hole.
I have NO idea how I would do this, and am frightened at the very thought :-)
3) I can pick up a 1-1/2” hole saw, and drill out slugs from complementary woods, glue THOSE slugs into each of the 20 holes, and then drill INTO the slugs at something JUST OVER 1-1/10” diameter (I’d stop at the wine shop, micrometer in hand, dork that I am, and measure a bunch of bottles, to be sure).
I could alternate species between rows, between sides of the tower, or …. hopscotch the colors even among EACH panel.
This would mean that the “grip” on the bottle neck is much “tighter.”
4) Along THOSE lines, I can go to the Depot, and see if there’s a plumbing widget—much like a fat grommet—that I can insert INTO my existing 1-1/2” holes that will both decrease the effective diameter OF the holes AND give the bottle a MUCH stickier surface, to keep it from moving.
Here’s a pic of a sample hole from the first board I screwed up <grin>:
Duh. A hole drilled in wood with a Forstner bit on a drill press. But … if it helps …. there’s the picture ;-)
The side panels—where the wine bottles should go—will be at 90deg to the ground. Straight “bookcase” configuration. The bottles get inserted from the outside of the piece, and are meant to hang there, quietly, not hurting anybody … or themselves.
Any thoughts ????
My thanks, in advance !
-- -- Neil