This bottle rack is made of scrap wood.
Sometimes I get little pieces of swiss pine from a friend. These wood is very expensive and it's a shame to burn it even the pieces are to small for normal furniture. This bottle shelf is a perfect project to use all this small pieces to make a great looking rack.
- table saw
- edge sander (or sandpaper)
- random orbit sander (or sandpaper)
- cordless drill (or normal drill)
- linseed oil
- 9 screws 3 x 40 mm
- 2 screws 6 x 60 mm
Step 1: Sawing
I saw 18 long, square pieces and 18 short.
Step 2: Sawing the Tenon I
The short pieces got a tenon
I lowered the table saw blade to the thickness of the pieces.
Then, with my tenon jig, I saw them on every end two times.
Step 3: Sawing the Tenon II
Then I lowered the table saw blade to the middle section and cut all the shoulders away.
Step 4: Sawing the Mortise
For cutting the mortise I moved my jig exact for the thickness of the table saw blade to the right.
After cutting each piece twice on both ends I moved the jig again to remove the middle section
Step 5: Gluing
I applied wood glue only on the tenon and put the pieces together.
Step 6: Sanding
I sanded all the pieces with my edge sander.
The inner edges of the little frames were sanded with a random orbit sander
Step 7: Cutting the Backboard
The backboard has many knots and imperfections for normal furniture but for me it is beautiful.
Step 8: Making Grooves in the Backboard
On my table saw I don't have a cross cut sled it is only a cross cut board.
I put a little piece of wood in a slot and adjust the distance to 11 cm
I made a first cut and then I placed the first cut onto this little finger.
Thereby the distance of all cuts are the same.
Then I made a second cut of each groove in the same way.
At last I removed the center of the middle section.
Step 9: Drilling Holes
I drilled holes through each groove and countersinked them from the back.
I also drilled two mounting holes and countersink them.
Step 10: Finish
I oiled every part with linseed oil and after half an hour I removed the oil with a paper towel.
Step 11: Assembling
I put always one frame left of the center and one right of the center.
Then I screwed the frames on the backboard without glue.
I had no idea how it looks like and so I have the option to change my decision.
At last I screwed the shelf on the wall.