Let's start out by saying that the iPhone is not user-friendly when emailing photos to my mac. It always comes out sideways, and I can never find the time to rotate, so it is what it is :D One day, I will fix that, just not while in the midst of remodeling 3 units all at once!! Somehow, I still find the time for projects, hehe.
This wine rack is a simple concept, but I wouldn't say it's for beginners. Shelves are one of the hardest things to do...in my opinion. I still hate doing them & very much so. They're not so bad with brackets, but coming in from the back is a nightmare with only 2 hands, plastic clamps that keep breaking on me, and swapping between drills. Nonetheless, I present, a working wine rack :)
The guy who did this originally, well, I don't know what to say about him. I do, but I will be polite :) He suggested using mere staples (as in staple gun) to hold the shelves on. I suggest you DON'T go that route. Here's what I did:
I cut the shelves from a 1x5 & made each one 9" in length. The middle and bottom shelves are roughly 23". You'll know the length of the long shelves once you figure out your back. For the back, I used 2- 1x12's about 28 1/2" in length. They are held together by your bottom & middle shelves. So, butt up your two 1x12's, measure across, and that's how long you'll make your bottom & middle shelves. Everything is held in place by 3" wood screws & that's where I say this is not for beginners. The chance of splitting your wood is extremely likely due to juggling multiple tasks while doing this & the essential need to drill 3" in a straight line. I managed to do it alright, but I can count endless times where I haven't :D Bring on the wood filler!!
I would suggest overdoing it with the screws. You can never have enough support. Although a bottle of wine is relatively light, you're coming in from the back-end anyways. I used wood glue for the walnut beads to hold the wine bottles in place. Well, the closest I could find over here, which is probably nothing more than cheap pine trim, but it's the thought that counts :)
BE SURE TO KEEP THIS IN A DUST-FREE PLACE WHILE STAINING! I have an electrician wiring up a unit before I construct the shell, and what a mistake that was. He got a pile of dust on the stain, so I had to sand it down & re-stain it. Good thing, though, because I forgot to remember a couple pencil markings, hehe. 1st coat, I'll probably go darker. The color scale in the local home depot looks a bit off...
**Sand before you put it together. You don't want to be sanding the little cracks & crevices afterwards.
2- 1x12 @ 29"
8 - 1x5 @ 9"
2- 1x5 @ 23 1/2" (READ DESCRIPTION FIRST ABOUT SIZE OF THESE SHELVES, PLEASE)
Please read through the entire plan and all comments before beginning this project. It is also advisable to review the Getting Started Section. Take all necessary precautions to build safely and smartly. Work on a clean level surface, free of imperfections or debris. Always use straight boards. Check for square after each step. Always predrill holes before attaching with screws. Use glue with finish nails for a stronger hold. Wipe excess glue off bare wood for stained projects, as dried glue will not take stain. Be safe, have fun, and ask for help if you need it. Good luck!