Particular projects and materials will dictate the materials and tools required. However, your list of tools might include some of the following, which should be available at local hardware stores:
- Safety goggles
- Tape measure
- Transfer or tracing paper
- Table saw
- Drill and countersink drill bits
- Drill press, drill bit, drum-sanding attachment
- Bandsaw, jigsaw, scrollsaw or coping saw
- Hole saw, in various diameters
- Sandpaper and/or sanding block
- Oscillating spindle sander
- Orbital sander
- Dado set -- used on a table saw to cut notches
- Clamps or vise to hold pieces in place
- Mounting screws or toggle bolts to attach wall racks
- Stain, paint, varnish, polyurethane, tung or antique oil; paintbrushes or rags
- Scrap pieces of wood [source: Hazelton, Readers Digest, Unique Projects].
Wood for your wine rack should be properly dried. Moisture content should be less than 12 percent to ensure that the wood won't warp. Stop by building supply stores, cabinet shops, craft supply stores, lumber yards, wholesale home stores and local sawmills to find the materials you'll need. Any of the following types of wood can be used: beech, birch, cedar, cherry, fir, oak, mahogany, maple or spruce. Remember that softwoods will be easier to work with but usually aren't as durable as hardwoods [source: Guide4home].
Now that you've got a plan and the tools, read on to learn about the process of putting the wine rack together. Don't worry; just think about popping open that bottle of wine once you're finished!