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How to Build a Wall-Mounted Wine Rack (page 2 of 2)

A wine rack mounted on the wall adds style and storage space to your kitchen. Follow these instructions to construct your own wine rack.

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Step 6: Cut Diagonal Shelves

Measuring within one of the two individual compartments on a diagonal from an upper to a lower corner, determine the distance (Image 1), and cut a piece of wood using two 45-degree angles in the shape of a parallelogram (Image 2). Measure and cut the remaining angled piece for the second compartment (Image 3). Slip the two angled shelves into the unit in either an “A” or a “V” shaped letter. This cut should be snug. So, measure three times and cut once!

Step 7: Cut Support Shelves

The smaller support shelves will create four triangles in both compartments of the unit. Do not affix the longer diagonal shelves yet. You will need to rabbit these first at the cross section of the intersecting smaller support panels. Once again, measure across the longer shelves on the diagonal from corner to corner and cut a second set of parallelogram shaped inserts, which will be ripped in half.

Step 8: Cut Joints in Diagonal Shelves

After cutting the second set of diagonal supports directly in half, hold them in place for the marking of the remaining two rabbeted joints to be made in the first set of longer diagonals. Using a router or circular saw, rabbit out two 1.8” grooves at the centers of the longer support shelves. These rabbet joint grooves should be directly opposite one another on the upper and lower compartments. Leave a thin ribbed section in the middle of the boards, which should measure between 7/16” and 1/2” wide if you are using 1x plank material.

Step 9: Install Diagonal Shelves

You may have to trim the four smaller supports slightly to fit into the corner of the wine rack and into the rabbet groove. First install the longer diagonals with the mirroring grooves with glue and nails (Image 1). Repeat by adding the four smaller pieces into the wine rack (Image 2).

Your unit is now fully constructed (Image 3). You may want to fill nail and screw holes with wood filler at this time. Allow unit to dry overnight for glue to harden and set.

Step 10: Paint or Stain Unit

Prepare unit for painting or staining by sanding down corners and edges and then wiping free of dust using a damp cloth.

Step 11: Mount Unit

Important mounting instructions: Be absolutely sure to locate wall beams for securing the unit through the rear mounting strip. The eight individual triangular compartments will enable easy bottle retrieving.

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