Modular Bar Wine Grid Hutch
special thanks to the kind folks over at PureBond for allowing us to use their wood grains in this project plan.
Approximately 1/2 sheet of 3/4" plywood ripped intro strips 11 1/2" wide, referred to as 1x12 boards. Since you will most likely be building the base, you may be able to share plywood with the base.
1 - sheet 1/4" plywood
2 - 2x2 @ 8 feet long
1 - 1x3 @ 2 feet long
1 - 1x2 @ 8 feet long
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!
2 - 1x12 @ 34" (sides)
4 - 1x2 @ 11 1/2" (trim)
4 - 2x2 @ 34" (legs)
1 - 1x12 @ 14 3/4" (shelf)
3 - 1x2 @ 14 3/4" (shelf trim and top support)
1 - 1x12 @ 17 3/4" (top)
1 - 1x2 @ 17 3/4" (top trim)
1 - 1x3 @ 17 3/4" (top front trim)
3 - 1/4" plywood @ 13 3/4" x 33 1/4"
7 - 1/4" plywood @ 13 3/4" x 14 3/4"
1 - 1/4" plywood @ 17 3/4" x 34 3/4"
This project is shown in PureBond Formaldehyde Free Hardwood Plywood. Gina's base is also built with PureBond. You can use 1x12s, but it will change the measurements slightly depending on your 1x12 widths. Make sure you measure the width of your 1x12s and adjust accordingly. This plan assumes you have ripped 3/4" plywood into strips 11 1/2" wide.
Drill 3/4" pocket holes along side and top edges for attaching top and legs in later steps of side 1x12s.
Then on the outsides, nail on 1x2 trim at top and bottom with 1 1/4" finish nails and glue, outside edges are flush.
Now attach legs to the sides with 1 1/4" pocket hole screws and wood glue.
Next, build your bottom shelf with 3/4" pocket holes and attach to sides in the same manner, flush to the bottom.
For the header, attach flush to front as shown in diagram.
Next, build your top as you did the shelf. Then attach through predrilled pocket holes in sides with 1 1/4" pocket hole screws and glue.
I really liked what Gina did here
And seven short dividers.
Slide together to form your wine grids.
Then insert in hutch. To make it easy to remove later on, make the small shelf pieces removeable from the front. Then you can pull the shelves out, collapse the tall dividers and pull out through the front.
Then finally, nail the back on with glue.
You must secure the hutch to the base to avoid tipping hazards and also a stud in the wall behind the hutch.