This bottle drying rack was made from leftover scraps (making it effectively a free project) and can hold 72 bottles.
Scrap wood for legs
Step 1: Layout
Step 2: The Holes
I drilled a test hole in a piece of scrap wood using a 1 3/4" hole saw. Perfect fit.
Using a fast drill and the hole saw I drilled 72 holes in the hard-board using the layout lines from the previous step.
Step 3: The Legs
We're basically building a little L shape to prop the hard-board up off the floor so the bottles can drain (and remain sanitary). For this I use two pieces of scrap wood. The are actually shelves from the IKEA as-is department. 10 cents each and the turned out to be too small for what I purchased them for. This turned out to be an excellent use for them!
I cut each into 5 equal pieces, pre drilled holes, and screwed them together.
Step 4: Assembly
1. Position the legs.
- Flip over the hard-board and place the legs where you want them.
3. Drill a pilot hole through the hard board inside of your pencil marks.
4. Flip the board right-side-up and carefully position the feet exactly withing the pencil marks.
5. Attach each leg with one screw.
- Locate a pilot hole you drilled in step 4.
- Drill down through this hole into the leg.
- Screw the leg and board together using this hole.
- Repeat for each leg, one screw only.
- The single screw should hold the leg in place but allow for fine tuning.
- Once alignement has been verified, drill pilot holes and drive in the remaining screws.