Too much wine is never a bad thing.
Some of you are probably enjoying a nice glass as you read this. (I hope so, anyway.) Wine does become an issue, however, when you run out of places to store bottles of your favorite vintage. But fear not, friends, because Redditor goodenoughmillwork has a gorgeous DIY solution for all your wine storage needs.
When his mother asked for a wine storage rack, goodenoughmillwork, who is a mill worker by trade, was more than prepared to dedicated his free time to crafting something amazing. Ask and you shall receive!
Adding a personalized touch, the builder created a rough sketch of an S-shaped wine rack for his mother, Stephanie.
Who knew that wine bottles came in this many shapes and sizes? Make sure to do your research to ensure that your wine rack can hold even the largest of wine bottles!
You don’t want to make anyone feel left out, friends.
Using an AutoCad and a CNC router from his workshop, the builder was able to quickly produce multiple copies of the design. He also used packing tape to determine the spacing for the bottles.
After determining the perfect spacing for the bottles, he marked the points on the S and began adding plywood cleats to help back the rubber ply that would be attached later.
Adding additional cleats ensured that the rubber ply would not bend or fold into the empty space.
Next, he built a two-inch thick base to support the structure. That thing was heavy!
Rubber ply was added to smooth out the inner and outer curves of the S. If using a staple gun, be sure to fill in staple indents with Bondo or a similar filler.
After that, it was time to apply laminate.
After cutting the laminate using a CNC router, he attached it to the rack using spray adhesive.
He added the same laminate cover to the other side, too.
His advice? Measure twice and drill once when it comes time to attach the bottle holders.
He then fastened the rack to the base.
Now that is a display piece any wine lover would adore!
Creating such a design takes a lot of hard work and skill. We may not all have this kind of talent or creativity, but we can show love for our mothers in other ways. Will you give this project a try?