A couple of weeks ago, I mentioned that Dan was building a wine rack. At the encouraging of (two) Twitter followers, I tried really hard to convince him to write a how-to post for me.
Unfortunately, the final weeks of summer went by too quickly — and now he’s begun a 20-credit-hour semester of pharmacy school.
So, that post isn’t going to happen.
But, wait! I do have a slew of step-by-step pictures. Although I can’t go into the dimensions or specifics, I hope this gives you some inspiration.
Our house has a handful of lovely built-ins. My favorite is the showcase in our living room. It’s perfect for displaying pictures and fine glass.
After moving in, though, Dan and I got the idea to make it even better: We wanted to attach a homemade wine rack.
Dan did some research…
And drew up a design.
After a trip to Home Depot, he began building.
In my less-than-technical explanation, the back was a 1-foot-by-2.5-foot plank of wood. Then Dan nailed shelves on with enough space in between to fit large wine bottles.
After assembling the primary structure, he used wood glue to attach small holds on the end, which keep the bottles from rolling off. Then he applied two coats of finishing glaze and left it to dry.
The next day, Dan broke out his power drill and attached the wine rack to the side of our showcase.
It just needed a few bottles of wine to make it complete!
Not that I ever doubted Dan’s design abilities, but I initially imagined the wine rack would go in the narrow space between the showcase and the wall. I’m glad that he did it this way, though, because it’s helpful (and pretty) to see the labels on the sides of the bottles.
Now we have our wine rack — and incentive for a steady supply of Pinot.