Introduction: How to Make a Wine Bottle and Glass Display
These wine displays are constantly my biggest seller at craft shows and also one of the easiest things to make! Make sure to watch the video above for more details and tips. You ready to dig in and Make Something? Let's go!
Step 1: Ripping and Gluing
You can use any combination of woods and styles. In this example my two outside pieces are 2" wide, with the middle piece 1 ½" wide and separated by ¼" strips. The final thickness will be ⅝" thick. Rip all the pieces on the tablesaw and glue up. I'm using ¾" thick material that will be planed down to ⅝" in the next step.
Step 2: Plane to Thickness
Once the glue dries plane down the blank to ⅝" thick. Thickness can be anywhere from ½" to ¾" but I find ⅝" looks the best.
Step 3: Attach Your Pattern
Attach your pattern to your blank with spray adhesive. A light coat is all that's needed.
Step 4: Drilling the Holes
Before cutting out on the bandsaw you'll want to drill the three holes with forstner bits. The middle hole is 1 ¼" and the two outside holes are ⅝". I'm using a drill press but a standard drill will work just fine.
Step 5: Bandsawing
Next you can cut out the shape on the bandsaw. I like to cut as close to the line as I can without touching it for final shaping at the disc sander. I'm using a ⅝" blade.
Step 6: Sanding
Now you can sand down to the line using a disc or palm sander.
Step 7: Round Overs
I like a very slight round over on my wine displays. Here I'm using a 1/8" round over bit mounted in my router. This can also be done with sanding.
Step 8: Sanding
And speaking of sanding... Remove all machine marks and sand smooth with a random orbit sander or palm sander.
Step 9: Finishing
For a finish I like to use a couple light coats of a wipe on satin polyurethane.
Step 10: You Made Something!
That's it! These are my biggest sellers at craft shows. Make sure to watch the video above for more tips and details! Visit my website for more info and the pattern .
Question 3 years ago on Step 3
Where can i download the pattern?
Question 4 years ago
How can I make it not wobbly? I'm afraid it'll lean to much to the side and dump the glass...
Answer 3 years ago
I've found that using a 1/4" roundover on the center hole that rests on the bottle makes it more stable. I agree with the creator that an 1/8" roundover looks better (subtle, sleek) on this project, so I only do the 1/4" on the BOTTOM side of the hole and an 1/8" on the top (display side) and all edges.
Answer 4 years ago
If you can chamfer (or bevel?) the center hole slightly so it fits more with the angle of the bottle neck that may help. Not sure how you could do that though, sanding maybe?
Reply 4 years ago
You can use a chamfer router bit to accomplish that
4 years ago
I downloaded these plans a while back and have been selling these at craft shows. They always go over great! Thanks David
4 years ago
longtime subscriber to your youtube channel! you do great work and inspired me to start selling my stuff thanks!