Making Your Own Wine Rack Is Fun And Easy
If you are a wine connoisseur, chances are you keep multiple bottles on hand at any given time. Some people choose to keep their bottles in their kitchen pantry or kitchen cabinets. Others may prefer to use a wine rackÂ that was specifically designed to hold wine bottles. These wine racks can get very expensive, depending on the materials and options specified in the order and the amount of storage space that is required. You can make your own wine rack inexpensively, and it will work just as well as the expensive wine racks that you can buy online. You will first need to decide what material you would like to build your wine rack out of. For simplicity purposes, beginners should choose a material that is easy to work with, such as wood. For the daring and brave crafters, you may prefer to use a different material such as metal. Learning to work with metal is beyond the scope of this article. As such, we will focus on making a simple wine rack out of wood.
You can easily make your own wine rack using wood that you can obtain at a reasonable price at your local lumberyard. You can make your wine rack as tall or short as you need to, using multiple shelves or cubbies to contain each individual bottle. Construct your wine rack using simple wood construction techniques. You can use a nail and hammer or screws and a screwdriver, whichever is easier for you. You will need to customize the dimensions of the rack to suit your storage needs. Once your wine rack has been constructed, you can finish it with stain, varnish or the paint color of your choice. If you aren't feeling handy and would prefer to make an easier wine rack there is a very simple way to do so:
Go to your local supermarket or convenience store and ask if they have any wooden crates. This is not the same as wooden pallets, which can be very large and difficult to work with. Small wooden crates can make great bottle holders and can be stacked as tall as you like. This is a cheap and efficient way to make your own wine rack for your house. If your local supermarket does not have wooden crates for you to use, visit a local arts and crafts supplies store. Many of these places will have extra crates of that they are looking to get rid of, and will gladly give them to you for free. You may want to get a few crates so that you can choose the best ones for your project when you get home.
Depending on the layout of the room that you plan to store your wine in, you can choose to stack your crates horizontally or lengthwise on top of each other. Most people will stack three or four crates on top of each other for a nice homemade wine rack. You may also choose to alternate vertical and horizontal stacking for a more creative look. Once you have arranged the crates according to your preference, secure them together using nails or screws. Make sure that the rack is sturdy and will not come apart under the weight of the bottles. Some people may prefer to leave the racks naturally colored for a vintage look. Others may choose to spray paint them or coat them with a high-gloss varnish. If you're feeling even more creative, you may choose to stick a few laminated photos, magnets or inexpensive stones around the walls your rack for decoration. Also, add a small amount of padding at the bottom of each shelf to prevent the bottles from rolling around. You can use some felt or batting from an arts and crafts store, or stack some nice cloth napkins together. Be sure to allow everything to dry thoroughly before you begin adding your wine bottles.
Once you have customized your own wine rack, you're ready to add your bottles of wine. Stack each bottle carefully facing towards the opening of the rack. If you find that you have extra space in your homemade wine rack, feel free to get creative and add small things, such as picture frames, books or knickknacks. Before you know it, you'll have a beautiful customized wine rack that you made yourself with very little financial investment. Your beautiful rack can easily compete with some of the most expensive wine racks you can buy online. A little bit of creativity can go a long way towards saving money and adding a beautiful focal point that doubles as bottle storage in your room. When you have company, they will almost certainly ask you where you bought your beautiful wine rack from.