I decided I wanted a nice place to store my wine (cheap wine).  There are some interesting wine racks online, but most are quite pricey. Being a poor graduate student, I opted to make one.  

I sought simplicity and functionality in my design. I also wanted something that was collapsable if need be. (I plan on moving fairly soon)
I wanted the construction to utilize as little advanced carpentry techniques as possible. Thus only the most basic carpentry skill set is needed in the construction of this.  Also I wanted it to be as cheap as possible!

As I stated in the title, this wine rack can be customizable. You can make it into whatever shape you desire........I chose a fish.

I was pleased with the results, as I hope you will be. And if you like it, please vote for this instructable for the 4th Epilog Challenge. 

IF I win the Epilog Zing laser cutter, I would lay down some sweet designs on the wine fish rack you see before you, along with my wood bedframe, shoe rack, book shelf, and desk that I have made myself (instructables pending). 

Step 1: Supplies

Supplies for this design, you will need :

-6 pieces of threaded steel rod (1/4 inch) that are approx 8- 8.5 inches long. A 4' length of threaded rod at the local hardware store will be less than $4 or so, and this will divide into 6 pieces perfectly. 

-24 nuts (1/4 inch) 

-3/4 inch thick sheet of ply wood big enough for your desired template. For my design, I had some left over piece of plywood that was 3ft x 2ft and that was the perfect size.  (but if you don't, you can buy a sheet of plywood from your local hardware store at a fairly low cost $20 for 2ft x 4ft (3/4 inch)

(if you choose a shape that is much larger than my fish, you may or may not need more sections of threaded steel rod to make your rack sturdy, but I feel that 6 sections will suit most designs)

Looks cool. I would make a couple of small changes for the next version:<br>1. Make one of the holes smaller. This is where the neck should go.<br>2. (Maybe) put the smaller holes a little lower so the wine is at an angle.<br><br>I'm not sure if this would require any major structural changes...
totally agree...I thought of that as well...but after I finished it..ha. <br><br>however, with the current design, the wine bottle DOES actually lay at an angle with its neck downward, b/c both holes are level, and the same size.
Sly, I love it! I never knew you were so crafty.
Why thank you! kinda a recent development...after my travels in Egypt (pre-revolution).... guess the ingenuity of the Egyptian peeps inspired me. and yes they are very crafty people
Just voted for you! Nice wine fish :&gt;
Thanks! I appreciate it alot! ;) <br><br>and I like your umbrella-ella
I like it! It can save some space on counter-top if I place it right!
well said. I agree
I may not be a pro so my comment may not seems as important. BUT GOOD JOB!
I thank you regular, non- pro, person.
Very nice! Thanks for sharing!<br>sunshiine
no, thank you shunsiiiine.
I like this, but it seems fishy...
i concur. i'll take that as a compliment
mucho gracias!

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