Happy Thursday, everyone!Claire here, and you might recall two weeks ago when I asked for your opinions on which wine rack design I should create. Well it certainly wasn’t an easy decision, but after much deliberation I set out to replicate wine rack #3 (and used a patterned, natural piece of wood for added interest). I couldn’t be more excited to share with you the fruits of my labor… and better yet, show you all how to create your own. Keep reading for the full instructional, and I’d love to know what you think!
wooden plank (I used cedar, inexpensive and beautiful)
drill press that drills at an angle, with a 1.25″ forstner bit (If you don’t have access to a forstner bit or drill press, go to a local hardware store and use their standard drill saw. This will make your bottles vertical rather than angled.)
Cut plank to 36″ x 3.5″ x 1″ (this can vary slightly depending on wood, amount of wine to hold, etc.)
Mark where the holes will be drilled. If you are drilling at a 30 degree angle, leave about 4″ of space between holes
Drill bottle holes
Sand off pencil marks and rough edges to smooth
Paint, stain and/or shellac if desired
There are numerous ways to hang your shelf. For a heavy shelf, I recommend L brackets or pelican brackets.