Rustic Wine Rack

Submitted by tracysmith on Fri, 03/29/2013 - 11:17

I've built many custom pieces for local folks but this one with all it's half circles really threw me - how was I going to do those, make them precise and not spend 3 days doing it. It's simple really.... I cheated!! LOL I used a 3 1/8" hole saw for the larger ones and a 1" hole saw for the smaller ones. I also took two boards and clamped them together with pipe clamps and then drilled two at once! It gives it a more consistent look and cuts the time literally in half!

I used a home brew for the stain. Had a friend of mine do the engraving for the front header piece. I think the whole project took between 10 - 15 hours to do because there was a lot of experimenting with the stain and there was also readjusting the sides and top to look how I wanted.

The client loves it and I'll post a pic on my Facebook page of the whole thing loaded up with wine, later today.

Estimated Cost
$250 was retail on this
Estimated Time Investment
Weekend Project (10-20 Hours)
Type of Wood
Pine
Finish Used
The finish used was steel wool dissolved in vinegar with a secret ingredient added. :-)
Recommended Skill Level
Advanced