By displaying your wine held up with a simple board with a hole cut out of it, you will amaze everyone who sees it. They will wonder how it is staying up and want one of their own. These gravity wine bottle holders would make an excellent hostess gift complete with a bottle of wine. With a few basic tools, you can make one in less than half an hour.
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Things you need
- Wood board, 1 by 4 inches
- Tape measure
- Hand saw
- Hole saw, 1 3/16 inches
- Mitre box
- Sand paper (optional)
- Wood stain (optional)
- Wine bottle
Cut the wooden board to a length of 8 1/4 inches using the hand saw. Now cut the board to a width of 2 3/4 inches. When finished, the board will measure 1 inch thick, 2 3/4 inches wide and 8 1/4 inches long.
Place the board into the mitre box. The 1-inch side should be down on the bottom of the mitre box, and the 8 1/4-inch long by 2 3/4-inch wide face should be against the side of the mitre box.
Cut a 40-degree angle from the very end of the board using the hand saw. One board face will now measure 8 1/4 inches long by 2 3/4 inches wide and the other side will be 2 3/4 inches wide by shorter in length than the other side.
Place the board with the smaller side face down on a flat surface. The side facing up should measure 2 3/4 inches wide by 8 1/4 inches long. Starting on the end that has the angled cut, measure up 6 5/8 inches from the bottom and mark the centre. Using the tape measure, make sure the mark is centred, 1 3/8 inches from each side.
Load the hole saw onto the drill. Using the point you marked onto the board as the centre point for the hole, drill out the hole. When finished, you should have a 1 3/16-inch hole drilled all the way through your board.
Lightly sand any rough edges of your gravity wine bottle holder, if desired. Give your gravity wine bottle holder a couple of coats of wood stain, if desired.
Insert the wine bottle neck through the hole cut into the board with the longer side facing the wine bottle. Standing the board up along the 40-degree angle cut side, the board will now balance with the bottle as a counterweight.
Tips and warnings
- You can stain or paint your gravity wine holder to match any decor.
- Always use proper precautions when working with saws and tools to avoid injury.
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