Compact Wine Rack

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Project by ScottM posted 01-23-2019 05:01 PM 413 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a compact wine rack that was made to fit in a tight opening in a cabinet we purchased in Belgium many years ago. My wife all of a sudden decided that the space would be a perfect space to store wine bottles. The space is pretty tight but I was able to get two layers. The bottom layer is sized to accommodate seven of the larger size wine bottles but will also hold the standard size if extra space is needed. The top layer will only fit standard size; nine bottles. The pieces are pretty thin so I added some home made dowels to the center area to keep it from sagging from the weight on the top row.

It is made from cherry with scrap sapele for the spacer/stretchers between the rows. The dowels were made from scrap jatoba. I sprayed it with 4 coats of satin lacquer. The large holes were made with a 4” hole saw and then the board was ripped in half for the front and back halves. The top made with a 3” hole saw and handled the same way; ripped in half.

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#1 posted 01-23-2019 10:22 PM

Good idea, need to build a small one for my Mom! might just use this design, hole saw then rip board in half?

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#2 posted 01-24-2019 01:26 PM

Good idea, need to build a small one for my Mom! might just use this design, hole saw then rip board in half?

- Andre

That was about it for just one level. Once ripped you can make adjustments to it to be sure you’ve sized it correctly.

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#3 posted 01-25-2019 12:01 AM

Very Nice & Well Done!

-- Richard (Ontario, CANADA)

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#4 posted 01-25-2019 02:51 AM

Very nice wine rack!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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