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.)
- tape measure
- 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.