Introduction: DIY Whiskey Shelf
I've started a little Whiskey collection. I noticed my friends also enjoy having a few bottles of liquor in their house, so I decided to make a nice little shelf to display them! Enjoy!
Step 1: Watch the Video
Step 2: Get Your Supplies
- You will need some nice looking wood. I used old reclaimed Fir 2x6.
- Battery operated LED lights. I purchased mine off Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00USNOG4A/ref=o...
- 1/2" Steel Pipe for shelf brackets
- Two 5" pipes
- Four 6" pipes
- Six floor flanges
- Two Tee pipes
- Stain or Danish Oil
- Screws for mounting and putting together
- Optional Polyurethane (I did not use Poly)
Step 3: Cut Your Shelves
- Cut two pieces for the shelves at 30" long
- Remember to measure twice and cut once!
- Look at your wood and decide what surfaces you want to be shown
Step 4: LED Cut Out
- Find the center of the board you wish to use as top shelf
- Decide if you want the cut-out facing the ceiling or underneath (I chose underneath, shouldn't matter since it's not very visible at eye height
- Set depth of saw blade to length of LED light housing (The drill will get it the rest of the way. This is for hiding the LEDs/wires)
- Cut along center line starting 2" from either edge of the board
Step 5: Drill LED Holes
- Match drill bit to width of LED tip
- Drill one hole 2" from end all the way through (this is to anchor LED's while you decide placement)
- Decide what lights face upwards and downwards
- Upward lights get drilled all the way through
- Downward lights get drilled enough to set in wood flush (again this is your preference for how you want it to look)
Step 6: Cut Powerbank Wire
- Trace a line from end of first LED hole to back corner of shelf
- Cut with same depth on circular saw
- This will be hidden on the back of shelf but accessible to turn power on/off
- Clean center groove out with another pass on the circular saw with same depth
Step 7: Sand It Down
- Clean up your cuts/drill holes by giving it a good sand
- The reclaimed wood looked really cool and came to life after sanding
- Normal 2x6 will look nice with some stain
Step 8: Stain
- Stain or Oil
- I used a Danish Oil with a Medium Walnut finish
- Looking good!
Step 9: Glue LED Lights
- Grab your glue gun
- Set your LED lights as you want them to be (upwards vs downwards)
- Tuck your LED wire into groove and glue it all up
- Take your time as this has the potential to be visible and you want it to look good!
Step 10: Hide Power Supply
- Start by spray painting your power supply black to camouflage it
- Measure out power supply for cut-out in wood to hide it on back edge
- Use drill to make it easy to chisel
- Chisel out wood to size of power bank for ultimate camouflage
- Hot glue power bank in your cut-out
Step 11: Prepare Bottom Shelf
- Sand second piece of 2x6
- Stain it
- This will be your bottom shelf
Step 12: Shelf Placement
- Mark studs using a stud finder
- Visualize your shelf placement for maximum deliciousness
Step 13: Pipe Brackets
- Assemble your pipe brackets (shelf supports)
- Start with floor flange threaded into 6" pipe
- Then thread the Tee pipe
- Thread another 6" pipe and floor flange into Tee
- Tee pipe receives the 5" pipe and floor flange
- Mount your first pipe shelf bracket
- Level the second bracket prior to mounting
- Remember your studs will depict where your pipe brackets are mounted (drywall is not strong enough!)
Step 14: Mount Wood Shelves
- Make sure the pipe brackets are vertical using your level
- Screw top and bottom shelves right to the front-facing edges (grab a friend to help you)
- Make sure its solid and your done!
Step 15: Enjoy!
- Stock it with your goodies
- Have a shindig and show it off!
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- BrandonV34 made it!