Primitive Wine Rack
Innovative yet simple, this wine rack is made from reclaimed lumber and wooden dowels.
Measure and Cut Wood
With a circular saw, measure, mark and cut a 32-inch length of reclaimed wood for the base of the wine rack.
Measure and Cut Dowels
Measure and cut 18 3/4-inch wood dowels at nine inches in length.
Mark Horizontal Lines
From the top of the wine rack base, measure and mark at six inches. Then proceed down, marking every four inches. Using a speed square, draw a light horizontal line across the wood at those marks.
Mark Spots for Dowels
On all the horizontal lines, mark the center. For this project, center is at five inches. Starting at the top horizontal line, mark three inches to the left and to the right from the center mark. Repeat these marks skipping every other horizontal line. On the remaining lines, mark 1-1/2-inches to the left and right from the center mark.
Using a 3/4-inch drill bit, drill holes where you made all of your marks. Tip: Keep drill holes as straight as possible.
After removing all the debris, sand the wine rack base, and sand the tips of the dowels.
Add finish to the wine rack base and wood dowels using a flat polyurethane, paint or stain. Allow it to dry for four to six hours. Tip: Drill 3/4-inch holes into a scrap piece of wood so the dowels have a place to dry.
Attach Dowels With Glue
Apply wood glue evenly to the ends of the dowels and insert them into the holes.
Wipe Away Glue
Wipe excess glue with a warm, moist cloth. Allow the wood glue to dry for two to three hours. You can mount the wine rack to a wall or make a simple kickstand, using a hinge, twine or string and a scrap piece of wood.