WINE RACK (Wall Hanging)
I designed a piece of laminated plywood wine rack hang on the wall.
It is 110x20x14 centimeters and it is made with 18 mm poplar plywood and 12 mm birch plywood.
I designed the bottle hole to fit in the standard wine bottle of 750 ml capacity.
It will take some time but it'll be worth it!
- cut at the size 10 pieces of poplar ply at 110x13 cm
- cut 2 pieces of birch plywood at 110x14 cm (ATTENTION birch ply is 1 centimeters much wide than the popolar ply pieces)
- make 10 mm mdf template of 91 mm , feel free to make it adapted to you cutting bit size lika the drum saw bit and obviously bigger than the bottle you're going to put in. (take your time to make it perfect rounded and smooth because it guides all the next working process)
- you can screw a piece of sacrificial fence on the template just to be sure you're going to draw the hole line on the ply template at the same distance from the side of the pieces and you can move it up and down without changing the positions of each hole from the sides
- draw over the first piece of poplar ply the template made with mdf and take care to design it well and be sure it is symmetrically drawn and every bottle hole is at seme distance from the previous and next
- cut down with the jigsaw the inside home material paying attention to stay inside the hole with the blade and near the circle line as possible you can ( take your time on that because this piece is going to be the main template of the final piece; every imperfection on this piece we're going to bring over every next piece thantake the time you need to make the cut perfectly as possible)
- the reason why to stay near the line as possible, is because we have to work with the plunge router and copying bit with bearing,so less material router has to export, less it will be strained the bit and then it will be last shaped for much time
- take the plunge router with trim bit and after have screwed the mdf template on the ply piece , shape the ply hole identically with mdf template
- don't worry about screw holes because are going to be covered with other pieces and we don't need anymore the mdf template
- after have worked with the router each bottle hole we have the main template of the final piece and from it ,starts the laminating process.
- take the main template and draw hole lines on every left pieces of plywood cut in the first step and repeat the work done in the fourth step with the jigsaw for every pieces
- start glueing two by two pieces on the main template we have created in the sixth step
- put the glue and you can simply align the piece on the main template to be sure it is on the corrispondent position and clamp it (if you want put some finishing nail to keep stopped during clamping time)
- after glue dry , reaping the main template glued with other two pieces, use the plunge router with bottom bearing copying bit to bring the shape of central main template on the two new pieces glued
- repeat the process glueing other pieces two by two lefting the 2 pieces of birch plywood af last step (these are going to be the external faces of the wine rack)
- reached last two pieces of birch ply you have the whole structure built and start sanding it down
Sand down the internal part with drum sand paper bit mounted on power drill
- after sanding down to 220 grit, i've put two coat of polishing walnut wax and let it dry for a night
- To attach it on the wall i've used two pieces of metal bar ,that one used also to attach the kitchen cabinet on the wall
- at this point you can understand why i've used last 2 pieces of laminating process , birch ply and also because they are 1 centimeter wider than the other pieces of plywood
- birch ply is a long way better to finish with wood finishing products, it is more hard than poplar and gives a kind of quality sensation to the piece
- birch ply 1 cm wider than poplar makes possible to create a secret chamber behind the structure to hide the metal gear used to hang it on the wall so we can se the external side trimmed perfectly against the wall with no gaps
- put bottles on that and start drinking....cheers
I've realized this piece with simple power tools ,i've not used pro tools so i'm sure that you could replicate it with your personal spec as colours and sizing just putting patience and passion
PLEASE CHECK DOWN BELOW THE LINK ON MY INSTAGRAM PROFILE WHERE YOU COULD FINE OTHER PHOTOS OF THE FINAL PIECES HANG ON THE WALL AND ALSO SOME OTHER OF MY PROJECT AND MAYBE FOLLOW ME IF YOU'RE PLEASED TO ....THANKS TO EVERYBODY
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