DIY Wine Bottle Stand

Put your own twist on this do-it-yourself wine stand.


What You Need:

Tools:

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  • Tape rule
  • Pencil
  • Straightedge
  • Miter saw
  • Drill with 1-1/2-inch hole saw or Forstner bit
  • Sandpaper (medium and fine-grain)
  • Paintbrush

Materials:

  • 3/4-inch hardwood cut to 3-1/2 X 15 inches
  • Oil finish, stain, or paint (we decorated the edges of our stands)

Instructions:

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1. To mark the correct angle for the base, measure 14-1/8 inches from one end. Using the straightedge and pencil, draw a horizontal line across the face of the board. Flip the wood over and draw another horizontal line 13-3/4 inches from the end. Then turn the project on its side and connect the two horizontal lines.

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2. Use a power miter saw (chop saw) to cut the marked angle as shown. This angle must be exact in order for the wine bottle to balance.

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3. Opposite the angled edge, draw a small horizontal line in the center of the wood 3-1/8 inches from the top. Then mark a small vertical line 1-3/4 inches from either side to create a crosshair.

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4. Use the drill and 1-1/2-inch bit to carve a hole, aligning the bit with the crosshair. To avoid damage to your work piece, you may want to clamp a piece of scrap wood under the project for this step.

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5. Use the medium-grain sandpaper to smooth around the hole and other rough edges. Then go over the piece with the fine-grain sandpaper. After sanding, paint, stain, or oil the stand as you please.

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