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)