When shopping around for Christmas, I came across a wooden box holding different size glass bottles. I loved the look of the box with the clear bottles, but then I thought wouldn’t that be great for a functional centerpiece for our Christmas table. If you are anything like us, then you like a good glass of wine (or a few) with dinner. But who wants wine bottles cluttering up your beautiful holiday table?! Not only can you have extra wine but you now have a place for water, sweet tea, cocktails, salad dressings, olive oil, or vinegar.
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- 1″ x 6″ x 8′ (Cedar; Actual Dimensions: 3/4″ x 5-1/2″ s 8′)
- 1″ x 4″ x 8′ (Cedar; Actual Dimensions: 3/4″ x 3-1/2″ s 8′)
- 1-1/4″ 18 Gauge Brad Nails
- Assorted Glass Bottles
- Chalkboard Sticker Labels
Step 1: Measure and Cut Boards
Lay out all your glass bottles and measure the length from end to end. I would recommend adding about a 1/2″ in length.
Then cut two 1×4’s and one 1×6 to this length. The 1×4’s with be the front and back and the 1×6 will be the bottom.
Step 2: Cut Sides
The sides are made from the 1×6 and should be 7″ in length. Print off the template below and cut out two sides using a jig saw or scroll saw.
Step 3: Nail Bottom to Front and Back
Nail the 1×6 bottom to the 1×4 side as shown, using 1-1/4″ brad nails. We decide to have the rough side of the cedar on the inside of the box but that decision is up to you.
Step 4: Attach Sides
Before nailing, sand the edges of the current assembly flush so the sides will sit evenly. Then, attach the sides using 1-1/4″ brad nails.
Finish as desired. We decide to stain the box using the Kona wood stain from Rust-Oleum.
As always, if you have any questions don’t hesitate to comment below and especially don’t forget to post pictures of your finished products in the comments! ENJOY!