What you need
Two 2" x 4" wood beams, 6 feet long (I used cedar)
Wine or champagne corks to counter-sink the holes
Optional: Pieces of scrap wood for 5 degree wedges
Four 4" wall screws
Hand sander (with sandpaper: 320, 220, and 120 grit)
Optional: Miter saw (for making the wedges)
THANKS TO: TechShop where I made this wine rack (http://techshop.ws)
Step 1: Sand the Wood
Step 2: Plot the Drilling Holes
On the "front" edge of each board, mark a hole in the middle 4" from the end.
The bottle holes are going to be at a 5 degree angle to help keep the bottles in straight, so you'll be drilling half from either side -- MAKE SURE THEY'RE STAGGERED.
Also, due to the diameter of wine bottles, the holes should be closer to the edge of the board away from the wall. Center the holes 1.25" from the edge using a T-square.
On both sides of the board, plot these holes:
- Mark the first hole 8.5" from the end (and 1.25" away from the front of the board)
- Mark another five holes every 5" after the first (and 1.25" away from the front of the board)
Step 3: OPTIONAL: Making the Wedges
Creating the wedges is straightforward on a miter saw. Just set the saw to a 5 degree angle, and cut two wedges out of any scrap wood. These will go under the board in the vice.
You can see the wedges under the board in the image.
Step 4: Drill Guide Holes
For the wall holes, drill all the way straight through the board.
For the bottle holes, use the wedges to angle the boards, then drill guide holes through at each of the marked spots.
Step 5: Drill Bottle Holes
Make sure you're alternating the angle!!
Step 6: Counter-sink Wall Holes
Step 7: Smoothing the Boards
Step 8: Oil the Wood
Step 9: Mount the Wine Rack
Step 10: Add Wine Bottles