I was visiting my friend and client Ben Roberts, owner of The Undercurrent Restaurant in Greensboro, NC, last week and we were discussing the big screen TV he has since installed in the Wagner Room and the fact that he needed to find a storage unit for the AV equipment.
He mentioned that he needed a something that could hold all of the AV components but would fit the decor of the restaurant . . . so I suggested using wine crates. Yep, big ole wood wine crates.
Needless to say Ben LOVED the idea and provided me with 4 Sonoma-Cutrer wine crates. You KNOW I was excited at the opportunity to re-purpose the materials and build it! So off to my favorite home improvement store I went! (I couldn’t have done it with out you Lowes!)
Skill level for this project is beginner.
Let’s look at the list of materials you will need ::
Black & Decker Cordless Drill
1 1/4″ finish nails
4 2 1/2″ Corner brackets
Gorilla Wood Glue
Durham’s Water Putty
1 1/4″ dia. wood hole saw
4 furniture feet (the size I used is not listed on Lowes website)
4 Waddell Straight Top Plates
1/2″ wood chisle
4 Sonoma-Cutrer wine crates
crate for added thickness for the screw plates.
Score the tops and bottom edges of the crates and apply wood glue. Once the crates are nestled one on top of the other use your finish nails at an angle to secure crates together.
*you will need 3/4″ screws for the top brackets to keep them from punching through the bottom.
Cover up your gouges with your watter putty and let dry thoroughly before sanding.
So . . . what fun DIY projects have you done lately?