Building a Wooden Wine Rack

 


The Popular Storage Option for Wine

Wine racks are definitely the most preferred and popular method for storing collections of vino, so much so they can almost be found in every single home you visit. The idea of decorating one’s home with wine bottles is definitely appealing to many. But if you can’t afford to buy the expensive wine racks and you desperately need wine storage in your house, building your own wine rack from wood is the perfect solution for that. It’s not a complicated thing to accomplish at all if you have the right instructions and tools ready.

What You Need to Commence Building the Wine Rack

  • Expandable wooden “baby gate”
  • 31 cm x 2.5 cm x 5 cm wood furring strip
  • 1.5 cm of wood screws
  • wood glue
  • cordless 10 mm drill, tape measure
  • paint or wood stain (optional)
  • 90 cm straight edge
  • 90 cm x 90 cm x 10 mm plywood
  • 5 cm of wood screws
  • 3 mm drill bit, jig saw and pencil

Steps:

  1. First, lay the “baby gate” wood down on the work bench or any level surface. Expand it until it opens and forms squares of 90 degrees angles. Remove any plastic safety bar or channel along the top. Come in one section and away from the end of the trail. Draw a line from top to bottom just before the pivot point, taking a straight edge. Cut along the line to separate.
  2. Then, count over 3 squares and take a straight edge, draw a line from top to bottom just passed the pivot point. Cut along the line to separate the section from the rest of the gate. Create another identical length of the gate by repeating this process. Lay out the supporting framework; measuring and cutting your furring strips as needed. Lock the gate sections in place to prevent the squares from changing shape.
  3. Drill 10 mm holes just through the bottom layer of the Gate with the Gate on top of the furring strips to prevent any splitting. Use 1.5 cm wood screws and glue to attach the Gate to the furring strips.
  4. Lay them aside and take a bottle of wine. With a measuring tape, take the measurement from bottom up to the neck of the bottle. Then, subtract 1.5 cm. Cut 4 pieces of furring strip to length as spacers to keep the Gate panels just far enough apart to make the bottles rest against the shoulders without sliding forward.
  5. Next, drill 10 mm holes through the face ends of the base rail. Attach the spacers with glue and wood screws, making sure that all edges flush. Measure the outside edges of your framework and transfer these measurements to the 90 cm x 90 cm x 10 mm plywood panel. To cover the framework, cut the two rectangles of plywood and closing it on both sides of the rack. Attach with glue and wood screws.

 

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