Golden Harvest Dining Room
Celebrate the harvest by creating stress-free table settings from Countdown to Fall with Matt and Shari that evolve throughout the entire fall season.
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If you are a connoisseur of wine, then you probably display your collection in a wine rack. However, this unique rack is guaranteed to be a subject of dinner conversation.
Materials and Tools:
1 sheet of 3/4-inch birch plywood
1x4x6 pine board for side trim
small wood brads
1-1/4-inch spade bit
1. Cut the plywood to 60 inches tall with a base of sixteen inches tapering to eight inches at the top.
2. At the base of the rack, measure two inches from each side and use a cup lid as a template for a curve. Trace the curve on each side and draw a straight line between the two curves. Cut out the detail using a jigsaw and a scroll blade. Sand smooth and remove dust.
3. To hide the rough edge of the plywood, attach a smaller trim piece along the edge of the wine rack. Either cut a piece of 1x4 or purchase some edging at a home center store. Use wood glue to hold it in place and tack it down with brads.
4. Find the center of the wine rack to mark the location of each wine bottle hole. Start the first hole eight inches down from the top of the plywood. Mark every six inches from the top hole for the remaining seven holes.
5. Use a 1-1/4-inch spade bit drill to drill through the marks. Note: When drilling holes in lumber, start the hole on one side until you see the tip of the bit poke through. Flip the board over and continue the hole until completed. This will eliminate tearing of the wood.
6. After all the holes have been drilled, sand smooth and remove dust.
7. Stain the wood as desired. Apply several coats of water-based polyurethane, according to the manufacturer's instructions, to protect the finish.
8. To prevent slippage, attach small hooks to the back of the wine rack and then secured to the wall.
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