This step by step diy woodworking project is about wine cabinet plans. If you want to learn more about building a rustic wine cabinet, we recommend you to pay attention to the instructions described in the article. The wine cabinet comes with a small drawer to store miscellaneous items. There are so many designs and plans to choose from when building projects for your home, so make sure you take a look over the related woodworking projects that are featured on our site.
Before starting the actual construction project, we recommend you to plan everything, as to save money and to keep the costs under control. Adjust the size and the design of the wine cabinet to suit your needs. In addition, we recommend you to invest in high-quality materials, such as pine, redwood or cedar, as they have a nice finish and are highly durable, especially in a humid environment.
If you don’t have a rich expertise in woodworking field, you should ask a friend to give you a hand with the project. There are many things that you could go wrong, so make sure you plan everything and invest in quality materials. Select the lumber with attention, making sure the components are perfectly straight and in a very good condition. Use a carpentry square to check if the corners are right-angled.
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Wine cabinet plans
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- A – 4 pieces of 2×2 lumber – 26 3/8″ long LEGS
- B – 2 pieces of 2×2 lumber – 10″ long, 3 pieces – 16″ long, 2 pieces of 1×2 lumber – 10″ long, 2 pieces – 16″ long SUPPORTS
- C – 2 piece of 3/4″ plywood – 10″ x 20 1/8″ long, 1 piece – 16″ x 20 1/8″ long PANELS
- D – 2 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 10″ x 16″ long SHELVES
- E – 2 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 11 1/2″ x 16″ long, 2 pieces – 11 1/2″ x 16 3/4″long PARTITIONS
- F – 1 piece of 3/4″ glass – 13″ x 19″ long TOP
- G – 2 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 10″ long, 2 pieces – 15 3/4″ long, 1 piece of 3/4″ plywood – 10″ x 14 1/4″ long DRAWER
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- Safety gloves, glasses
- Miter saw, jigsaw
- Chalk line, tape measure, spirit level, carpentry pencil
- Drill machinery and drill bits
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- Apply several coats of wood stain to the wooden components
- Fill the holes with wood filler and smooth the surface
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Building a wine cabinet
The first step of the woodworking project is to build the sides of the wine cabinet. Build the legs out of 2×2 lumber, the bottom support out of 2×2 lumber and the top support out of 1×2 lumber. Cut the components at the right size, smooth the edges with fine grit sandpaper and remove the residues with a damp cloth.
Drill pocket holes at both ends of the horizontal supports, align the edges with attention and insert 1 1/4″ screws through the 1×2 lumber and 2 1/2″ screws through the 2×2 lumber. Drill pocket holes along the edges of the plywood panel and secure it to the frame by using 1 1/4″ screws. Add glue to the joints and remove the excess with a damp cloth.
Next, you have to assemble the frame of the wine cabinet by fitting the back to the sides. Drill pocket holes at both ends of the horizontal supports and secure them to the legs using 1 1/4″ screws. Add glue to the joints and check if the corners are square. Drill pocket holes along the four edges of the plywood panel, fit it to the frame and insert 1 1/4″ screws to create durable bonds.
Build the bottom of the cabinet out of 2×2 lumber and 3/4″ plywood. Drill pocket holes at both ends of the supports and along the four edges of the plywood piece. Align everything with great care and secure the components to the cabinet using 1 1/4″ screws. Use a spirit level to make sure the bottom is perfectly horizontal.
Build the partitions for the wine cabinet out of 3/4″ plywood. Mark the cut lines on the plywood pieces and get the job done with a circular saw. Make parallel cuts inside the marked areas and clean the recess with a chisel. Drill pocket holes at both ends of the partitions.
Assemble the partitions together and fit them to the wine cabinet. Leave no gaps between the components and insert 1 1/4″ screws to create rigid joints. Add glue to the joints and remove the excess with a damp cloth.
Build the drawer support in the same manner described above. Leave no gaps between the components and add glue to the joints.
Build the top support out of 1×2 lumber and drill pocket holes at both ends. Fit the support to the cabinet and lock it into place by using 1 1/4″ screws. Add glue to the joints and leave no gaps.
Build the top of the cabinet out of 3/4″ plywood and smooth the edges with fine-grit sandpaper. Align the edges with great care and insert 1 1/4″ brad nails to secure it to the cabinet. Add glue to enhance the bond of the components.
Build the drawer out of 1×4 slats and the bottom out of 3/4″ plywood. Drill pocket holes at both ends of the side slats and secure them to the perpendicular components by using 1 1/4″ screws. Add glue to the joints and remove the excess with a damp cloth. Drill pocket holes along the edges of the bottom and secure it to the frame using 1 1/4″ screws and glue.
Fit the drawer to the opening and leave 1/8″ around it, as described in the diagram. Wax the bottom of the drawer with attention before sliding the drawer into the opening.
Last but not least, we recommend you to take care of the finishing touches. Fill the holes with wood filler and let it to dry out for several hours. Afterwards, smooth the wooden surface with fine-grit sandpaper and vacuum the residues.
Smart Tip: Apply several coats of stain or paint to the wooden components, if you want to protect them from decay and to enhance the look of the wine cabinet.
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