DIY Industrial Wall-Mounted Wine Rack

Thrifty Thursday

Projects like this feel like such a victory.  Seriously.  Sam and I had been hunting for the perfect wall mounted wine rack for weeks.  We knew we wanted wall-mounted…and that majorly limited our options at all the local shops.  I am going to call it a light bulb moment.  That moment when I realized I had enough scrap wood and hardware from all of my random projects at ZQ (Zest Quarters), that I could easily make a custom rack in a cinch!  Thank goodness for lightbulb moments, they can be so darn rewarding!

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Supplies

8′ ft long 2″ x 4″ board (douglas fir is fine), or scraps that you have on hand

8′ long 1″ x 10″ board (douglas fir is fine)

4 L-shaped brackets with screws

stain

sander

1 1/4″ paddle drill bit and drill

screwdriver or screwdriver attachment for drill

chop-saw

measuring tape

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The cut for the 1″ x 10″ is easy.  All I did was cleanly cut it in half with my chop-saw.  However, with the 2″ x 4″‘s, you will want to swivel your chop-saw to a 45 degree for an angled cut.  I cut one piece longer than the other two, measuring 20″ long and with parallel cuts (basically the ends looked like this: \\ ).  The two shorter pieces I cut at 12″ and let the angles go against each other (looking like this: /\ ).

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With all the cuts done, it was time to stain the wood.  I chose a black walnut stain in order to tie it in with the rest of our decor.

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Now to make these boards turn into an actual wine rack.  Measuring 3″ from the end, I used a 1 1/4″ paddle drill bit to make evenly spaced holes for my wine bottle necks.

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I love how fast this bit tears through the wood.  Instant gratification!

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Learn from my lesson.  The drill was so good at tearing through the wood that it left it a bit haggard looking, making it necessary to sand.  All was good, but next time I would recommend drilling, then sanding, and then staining.  Ah well, live and learn.  Gotta sand and the stain, again!

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After restaining, it was time to put the piece together.  Using wood glue, I glued the ends together before using the L-shaped brackets to hold it together.

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Gotta admit, I am loving the lazy Z shape of this creation.  Perfect for some Zesty girls!

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Now taking the larger 1″x10″ boards, I used my last two L-brackets to hold them together.  If I had more brackets, I probably would have used more.  I just love their shape!  They give the sense of arrows pointing you onward.

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With the backdrop assembled, it was time to flip it upside down over the back of the lazy Z.  Centering, I simply used wood screws to secure the Z to the backboard by screwing down through the backboard into the Z.

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Last step was to use a level and mount it to the wall.  I took the easy route and just screwed straight through the backdrop into the wall. It felt so secure!  I used about five screws to attach it to the wall.

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Whoops, here is the last step.  Stabbing those bottle necks into the 2″ x 4″‘s was the best very last step.  Sexy!

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I loved how it turned out!  Not only did it meet our need in a very practical way, but it aesthetically was the perfect addition to our little Zest Quarters.  Better yet, this cutie only took an hour to make.  Holler!!

Cheers,

xoxo

Chanda

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