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Forum topic by Woodendeavor posted 08-20-2013 12:01 PM 1207 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Woodendeavor

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08-20-2013 12:01 PM

I am designing a wall mounted wine rack that can hold 5 bottles and am trying to find a hidden fastening method to mount it to the wall. I am concerned that a screw keyhole could not handle that much weight and would like a more solid mounting than just dropping it on screws. Help me keep my wife happy with a solid hidden fastening system


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chrisstef

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#1 posted 08-20-2013 12:15 PM

What about a French cleat? Youd probably have to design a way to hide it within the backing of the wine rack by extending the side panels the thickness of your cleat.

-- rock, chalk, jayhawk

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#2 posted 08-20-2013 12:16 PM

The keyhole concept works good if you want it tight to the wall. They make a keyhole plate that can be surface mounted or mortised flush that will give you the strength you’re looking for.

More than likely, the bottles are going to hide the screws if you screwed from inside, They make screw covers that help hide it too. Screwed inside thru a cleat to a stud is the best way to ensure it doesn’t come loose.

One time, I sprayed the screw heads the same color as the cabinet inside – worked great.

As far as making your wife happy?..... well, I can barely keep up with my wife, I’m afraid you’re on your own.

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#3 posted 08-20-2013 08:25 PM

I’ve made a few wall mounted wine racks (see my project here), and have used the z-clips from Rockler with great success. http://www.rockler.com/product.cfm?page=30872&site=ROCKLER&filter=z%20clips#

-- Tom Peterson, Omaha, NE

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