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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

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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)


 
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Looks cool. I would make a couple of small changes for the next version:
1. Make one of the holes smaller. This is where the neck should go.
2. (Maybe) put the smaller holes a little lower so the wine is at an angle.

I'm not sure if this would require any major structural changes...
slylee (author)  farflungfloyd3 years ago
totally agree...I thought of that as well...but after I finished it..ha.

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.
jkyle53 years ago
Sly, I love it! I never knew you were so crafty.
slylee (author)  jkyle53 years ago
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
jlam113 years ago
Just voted for you! Nice wine fish :>
slylee (author)  jlam113 years ago
Thanks! I appreciate it alot! ;)

and I like your umbrella-ella
mkolee3 years ago
I like it! It can save some space on counter-top if I place it right!
slylee (author)  mkolee3 years ago
well said. I agree
dlee313 years ago
I may not be a pro so my comment may not seems as important. BUT GOOD JOB!
slylee (author)  dlee313 years ago
I thank you regular, non- pro, person.
sunshiine3 years ago
Very nice! Thanks for sharing!
sunshiine
slylee (author)  sunshiine3 years ago
no, thank you shunsiiiine.
mikeasaurus3 years ago
I like this, but it seems fishy...
slylee (author)  mikeasaurus3 years ago
i concur. i'll take that as a compliment
bertus52x113 years ago
Nice!
slylee (author)  bertus52x113 years ago
mucho gracias!