How to Make a Wine Bottle and Glass Display

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Intro: 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'll also find the free pattern in the final step. 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 . Use the code INSTRUCTWINE to get the free template!

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    RogerC80

    Question 21 days ago

    How can I make it not wobbly? I'm afraid it'll lean to much to the side and dump the glass...

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    localdogRogerC80

    Answer 18 days 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?

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    bpoulton

    19 days ago

    longtime subscriber to your youtube channel! you do great work and inspired me to start selling my stuff thanks!