If you love wine, then you probably drink quite a bit of it. And if you drink that much wine, then you likely own quite a few wine glasses. Unfortunately, it’s hard to store all those wine glasses in an ordinary cupboard because they can easily break when stacked on top of each other and they don’t fit well into a standard sized cupboard shelf either! The solution? A DIY wine glass rack!
Cutting the Pieces
Measure and cut your wood. You’ll need one piece of 1 x 2 lumber at 12 inches in length, two pieces of 3/4 x 4 lumber at 17 inches in length, and two pieces of 3/4 x 3-1/2 lumber at 10 inches in length. Cut these four pieces according to these dimensions. If you have a miter saw or table saw, it will be easier for you to use them for cutting instead of your hand-powered tools. However, if you do not own any power tools, don’t worry about it. Use whatever means necessary to make sure that all of your cuts are accurate.
Assembling the Base
Selecting lumber for your wine glass rack base is critical to ensuring that it doesn’t fall over. A wine glass rack will be supporting multiple glasses which can weigh up to two pounds each. You’ll want select 2 thick lumber for your base because it will provide adequate strength without making your woodworking project too cumbersome or heavy. You’ll also need 2 1⁄4 pocket hole screws, along with a Kreg jig (or an equivalent drill guide) and an 18-volt cordless drill. With these items in hand, you’re ready to build your wine glass rack base. The first step is to lay out all of your pieces on a flat surface so you can measure them accurately. Cut four pieces of 3 x 3 lumber at 16 inches long; these are the legs of your wine glass rack. Next, cut four pieces of 2 x 4 lumber at 22 inches long; these are used as cross braces and should be placed between each leg.
Adding the Racks
Once you’ve added all your wine glasses, it’s time to place them on their racks. Position one rack next to another so that they are even and centered. Mark where you want your screws to go with a pencil, then pre-drill holes in each of those spots. Screw in your screws and hang up your wine glass holders! The best part about these wine glass holders is that they can be placed anywhere—inside or outside of your home. If you have a small apartment or condo and don’t have room for an entire wall full of wine glasses, consider hanging some off kitchen cabinets or dining room chairs instead! The possibilities are endless when it comes to decorating with these handy little racks.
Of course, your wine glass rack is going to need finishing touches. This part is up to you. If you want an ‘industrial’ or ‘rustic’ look, I recommend visiting your local Home Depot or Lowes and picking up some of those brown spray paint cans they sell. Make sure you get something that works with metal, because that’s what we’re working with here! You can also pick up black spray paint for accents. Once you have your base coat on, it’s time to start adding details. Use masking tape to cover areas you don’t want painted (like the inside of each slot). Then just go wild—spray away. Try different patterns and designs until you find one you like. After everything dries, remove all your tape and admire your work! You might be surprised at how much better it looks than just a plain old boring wine rack.
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