Just a few pages into the February issue was this amazing wine rack that I knew I had to make for my dad!
Martha used 4-Inch PVC pipe but my Home Depot only had 4-Inch ABS pipe, which is essentially the same thing when it comes to making a wine rack, now for typical uses like plumbing and what not theres probably an actual difference.
Here is how Martha made her Wine Rack.
And here is how I made mine!
DIY Wine Rack How To: (Print)
1. Cut Pipe into 1 foot pieces:
You will need to use a hacksaw for this. Some hardware stores will do it for you (I lucked out and mine cut it for me).
|Laura Mae's Version|
2. Sand down the edges
You will be reaching in and out of these pipes and you don't want to cut yourself. Get some sandpaper and smooth out the edges on both sides of the cut pipes. Wipe down the pipes with a clean rag to wipe off all the loose plastic from sanding.
3. Paint (optional)
Since our wine rack is going inside a cupboard and won't be seen, I didn't paint mine.
If you want to paint yours make sure you wipe down the pipes with some acetone which will help the paint stick.
Spray paint works best for these pipes. Be sure to spray primer down first and let it dry completely before you add your color.
4. Glue the rack together
I used hot glue to adhere my pipes together. You can use ABS glue also if you are using ABS pipes, be careful because ABS glue is pretty messy and can mess up your paint job if you mess up. It is stronger than hot glue though. Martha was clever enough to use velcro! What a concept, she's so smart haha. Velcro would have worked nice too so you can customize your rack to fit where you want it.
Hot glue worked out fine for me. If you use hot glue make sure you have thick and long sticks of hot glue because it can dry faster than you can put it together. I started by gluing 3 pipes together then laying them off centered on top of each other. I used 9 pipes total but you can use as many or few as you want!
After we put our wine rack in the cupboard we decided to lay it down on its side instead and are going to add more pipes to them as we come across them. Dad said he may be able to pick up some extras laying around the job and bring them home.