Wine rack/shelf...

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Project by DrewT posted 04-27-2014 02:16 PM 2004 views 3 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have seen several wine shelves that hold wine bottles and glasses made from pallets which is where my inspiration came from – I combined 2 designs that I liked. This will hold 12 bottles 7 upright five laying down including big bottles and 12 glasses below. I used 1” x 6” pine for the frame, pocket holes and glue and a 1 1/4” forstner bit for the bottom shelf for the bottle tops to rest on. I glued (2) 1” x 6” pine boards to create a 45ยบ french cleat and will use anchor bolts to secure the cleat to studs. I struggled a bit with how to attach the cleat to the shelf cause I didn’t feel comfortable just screwing it to 3/4” wide pine so I notched 3/4” off half of each end of the cleat and attached the inside edge with a pocket hold screw which allowed for 2 places for glueing.

I’m new to woodworking so every new cut scares me especially the rip cut for the cleat….I removed the 60T blade and installed a 32T blade and it worked great. I bought a 2-pack of Dewalt blades which I’m very pleased with so far.

Probably gonna stain it with espresso which is what I have in hand….staining is my least favorite part of woodworking. Made a few mistakes along the way but overall I’m pleased but more importantly the wife is :)!

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#1 posted 04-27-2014 02:35 PM

Looks great, Drew! For future reference, you would end up with a stronger joint if those pocket screws went into the edge grain of the lower portion, as opposed to them going into the end grain.


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#2 posted 04-27-2014 03:06 PM

It’s a nice clean project and very practical.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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