I’m almost finished with our floating credenza. All she needs now is some interior organization and hardware (oh, and I still need to work on leveling the doors). Ho hum, the life of a chronic DIYer.
But, I did finish up a big chunk of this bad boy with the addition of this middle wine shelf.
In addition to the (2) Sektion 30x15x20″ cabinets with Haggeby doors we purchased for this credenza (you can read all about the original build HERE), I also purchased a single, door-less, cabinet frame in 15×14 3/4×20″ with the intention of creating an open-shelf wine rack. Here’s a look at the before and after.
I didn’t want the look of key holes for the wine bottles, so I opted to make dividers using 1/2″ poplar dowels, spaced evenly across each shelf. These “stoppers” keep the bottles from rolling around on the shelf. The dowels are attached to the shelf using wood glue and finish nails.
I attached the shelves to the cabinet using small l-brackets. In some cases, you may be able to use shelf pins in the existing shelf holes, but my measurements were just barely off these existing holes. The l-brackets worked perfectly.
For a built-in look, I used 1×1 dowels attached to the frame using brad nails. The entire piece is stained using Minwax American Chestnut.
We don’t typically have a ton of wine in the house, because if we have it, we tend to drink it, so it doesn’t sit around to be displayed. I’m hoping this will encourage me to buy more wine (because why not?). It’s always nice to have a few bottles of wine on hand for an impromptu friend gathering or a Friday night of porch-sitting.
So, now all we need is to get the interior organized. I think I’ve landed on my strategy for this space, so that should be coming together soon. And I just located the hardware that I want, so this bad boy should be complete very soon. Stay tuned!