Introduction: Cardboard Wine Rack
Store up to 9 bottles in this amazing wine rack. Cheap and very easy to do.
SAFETY ADVICE: This instructable uses sharp tools. Be careful using them. If you are not sure how to use, don't continue. NOT SUITABLE FOR KIDS.
Step 1: Tools and Materials
You will need:
1 - Thick cardboard.
2 - String.
3 - Rule and cutter.
4 - Scissors and awl (or similar).
5 - Pencil or marker.
6 - Glue and packing tape.
7 - Cutting mat (or another cardboard).
You will need a strong cardboard (two layers is recommended). Cardboard need to be 300 x 30 cm, but no in one piece.
Step 2: Marking and Cutting Cardboard
Mark the following pieces on cardboard as showed:
- One for sides: 100 x 30 cm.
- Three for internal part: 50 x 30 cm.
- One for base: 45 x 30 cm.
and cut them. Also, trim the flaps (those of 5 cm width). Be careful: if you want a clean final look, work always on printed side of cardboard.
Using rule and cutter score the dotted lines, and fold cardboard. I recommend you to cut one layer and put pressure with scissors before folding.
The width of 30 cm. will fit for common wine bottles. If you want they protrude, reduce it to 25 cm or so.
Step 3: Making Internal Part
Now put glue on flap of one 50x30 piece and create a triangular prism. Help with packing tape. Do the same for other two pieces, and wait they dry.
Then sew the three prism by the edge with the flaps. For that, make three holes on each prism: one at the left, another at the right and another at the middle of an edge, but not exactly on the edge. Then pass the string through the holes and tie it.
Be careful with awl, because cardboard is stronger than you think...
Step 4: Making External Part
Glue flaps of biggest piece (100x30) and stick it to base (45x30) to get a big triangular prism. Help with tape. It is easiest to put flaps under base, as I done (so the tape is not seen outside).
Step 5: Joining All Together
Finally, sew the three prisms inside the big one. Make holes through sides and edge of prisms and tie them with string. I made three knots at the first floor and only two at then second, because there is less weight. Repeat on both sides and the base.
You can paint cardboard or decorate it as your own.
Now, put the bottles and... enjoy your work and the wine!
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